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Liverpool FC Coaching Staff

Last updated: 17th July, 2022

A quick guide to Liverpool FC’s first-team coaching staff.

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Appointed: October 2015 | Nationality: German

Klopp arrived at Liverpool following the departure of Brendan Rodgers and after a short sabbatical of his own following his departure from Borussia Dortmund the previous summer.

He’d spent seven years at Dortmund and led the German side to two league titles and a Champions League final.

Klopp began his coaching career at Mainz, where he spent the majority of his playing career, gaining promotion to the Bundesliga against the odds.


Assistant Manager: Peter Krawietz

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 1, 2021: Liverpool's assistant manager Peter Krawietz during the FA Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC, the 239th Merseyside Derby, at Goodison Park. Liverpool won 4-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2015 | Nationality: German

Krawietz is Klopp’s longest-serving lieutenant, working alongside the manager since their time at Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund.

The Liverpool boss famously nicknamed Krawietz ‘The Eye’, such is his attention to detail. Lots of his work is done behind the scenes, focused on analysis, scouting and set-pieces.


Assistant Manager: Pepijn Linders

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 8, 2022: Liverpool's first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders during the pre-match warm-up before the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 2nd Leg game between Liverpool FC and FC Internazionale Milano at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2018 | Nationality: Dutch

The likeable Dutchman made a welcome return to the Reds in summer 2018 after six months away having taken charge of NEC in his homeland.

He initially joined the club in 2014 as the Under-16s manager, being promoted to first-team development coach the following year.

A vocal presence at Melwood, very highly rated.


Elite Development Coach: Vitor Matos

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Liverpool's elite development coach Vitor Matos during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final game between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid CF. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2019 | Nationality: Portuguese

Matos, another former Porto coach, joined Liverpool in October 2019, taking up Lijnders’ former role as the bridge between the first team and the academy.

He keeps a close eye on Liverpool’s talent in the younger age groups, while also playing a prominent part in the creation of first-team training sessions.


Head of Goalkeeping: John Achterberg

SINGAPORE - Friday, July 15, 2022: Liverpool's goalkeeping coach John Achterberg during the pre-match warm-up before the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at the Singapore National Stadium. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: January 2011 | Nationality: Dutch

Initially a temporary appointment after the sacking of Roy Hodgson in January 2011, Achterberg’s promotion from the academy to Melwood was made permanent later that year under Kenny Dalglish.

The club’s longest-serving member of first-team staff, Achterberg took up the role of Head of Goalkeeping in 2021.


Assistant Goalkeeping Coach: Jack Robinson

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 20, 2021: Liverpool's goalkeeping coach Jack Robinson during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 238th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. Everton won 2-0, the club’s first win at Anfield since 1999. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2018 | Nationality: English

Liverpool appointed Robinson to take up a new role assisting Achterberg in 2018.

He joined the club from the Football Association, where he spent two-and-a-half years, after spells with Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Leeds.

Robinson works closely with the club’s first-team goalkeepers, including some of the academy graduates.


Goalkeeping Coach: Claudio Taffarel

SINGAPORE - Friday, July 15, 2022: Liverpool's goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel during the pre-match warm-up before the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at the Singapore National Stadium. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2021 | Nationality: Brazilian

‘Taffa’, as he’s known at the AXA Training Centre, joined Liverpool in December 2021, when the Reds decided to further boost their selection of goalkeeping coaches. The famous ex-Brazil ‘keeper shares his duties between the Reds and the Brazilian national team.

He was the idol of Liverpool’s No. 1 goalkeeper Alisson, with the pair working together for a number of years at international level.


Head of Fitness and Conditioning: Andreas Kornmayer

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 21, 2021: Liverpool's head of fitness and conditioning Andreas Kornmayer during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: July 2016 | Nationality: German

The German arrived at Liverpool from Bayern Munich – where he’d spent over 15 years – ahead of the 2016/17 season, Klopp’s first summer in charge.

Kornmayer has played a key role under Klopp, ensuring the players’ fitness does not drop below the high standards demanded for his full-throttle style of football.


Head of Recovery and Performance: Dr Andreas Schlumberger

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, September 27, 2021: Liverpool's Dr Andreas Schlumberger during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 2 game between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2020 | Nationality: German

Schlumberger was appointed in a newly-created specialist role as head of recovery and performance in 2020.

The German previously worked with Klopp at Borussia Dortmund between 2011 and 2015, before roles with Bayern Munich, Borussia Monchengladbach and Schalke.

“If you would ask people in Germany, in this area – rehab, performance, recovery – he’s No. 1 in Germany,” Klopp said upon Schlumberger’s appointment.


Head of Nutrition: Mona Nemmer

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 23, 2021: Liverpool's head of nutrition Mona Nemmer during the final FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0 and finished 3rd in the table. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2016 | Nationality: German

Formerly with Bayern Munich and Germany Under-21s, Nemmer arrived in a new role that sees her play a key part in the player’s diets at Melwood and also at home.

She has revolutionised the eating habits of the club’s players and staff. She works closely on meal plans with the first-team squad, receiving plenty of admiration in the process.


Club Doctor: Jim Moxon

Club Doctor Jim Moxon (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2020 | Nationality: English

Moxon first joined the Reds as head of sports medicine and fitness at the academy in 2016, before taking up a role as first-team club doctor in 2020.

He played a vital role in the club’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and can often be seen treating players on the pitch during matches.


Head Physio: Lee Nobes

Liverpool Head Physio Lee Nobes (Photo by UEFA)

Appointed: 2018 | Nationality: English

Having spent 11 years with Man City, Nobes worked under the likes of Sven-Goran Eriksson, Mark Hughes, Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola before joining Liverpool in 2018.

Jersey-born Nobes heads up the physiotherapy department and regularly provides treatment for players before and after matches.


Fitness Coach: Dr Conall Murtagh

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 6, 2021: Liverpool's first-team fitness coach Conall Murtagh during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 6 game between AC Milan and Liverpool FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2017 | Nationality: Northern Irish

After joining the academy in 2012, Murtagh took up first-team duties in 2017 and is a vital member of Klopp’s backroom team.

Murtagh was once a talented player of his own, representing Northern Ireland at all age groups up to under-21 level.

He played professionally at Hearts, Wrexham and The New Saints and is often seen making up the numbers in training matches with the first-team squad!

First published: 5th July, 2018