Arne Slot new first team manager of Liverpool Football Club at AXA Training Centre on June 19, 2024 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool FC Coaching Staff

Last updated: 25th June, 2024

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

Head coach: Arne Slot

Appointed: May 2024 | Nationality: Dutch

Slot arrived at Liverpool after his predecessor Jurgen Klopp made the decision to step down from his role after nine seasons at Anfield, citing he had run out of energy for the job.

The Dutchman’s move to Merseyside was his first role outside of his native Netherlands as both a player and manager.

He spent three seasons with Feyenoord in the Eredivisie, during that time he won the league title and KNVB Cup, while also finishing as runner-up in the Europa Conference League.

Slot started his coaching career at SC Cambuur before moving on to AZ Alkmaar and subsequently Feyenoord.


Assistant coach: Sipke Hulshoff

2JEH7Y1 Rotterdam - Sipke Hulshoff of Feyenoord during the Feyenoord at 1908 on 27 June 2022 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Box to Box Pictures/Yannick Verhoeven)

Appointed: 2024 | Nationality: Dutch

Hulshoff has been acting as an assistant to Slot since 2022 following his promotion from his role as U21s boss at Feyenoord.

He was an assistant for the Netherlands’ national team before making the move to Liverpool and was described by Virgil van Dijk as “very clear and tactically strong.”

He effectively takes over from Pepijn Lijnders – a loud presence during training!


Goalkeeping Coach: Fabian Otte

Fabian Otte (Credit: dpa/Alamy Live News)

Appointed: January 2024 | Nationality: Dutch

Otte arrived at the club later than his new colleagues after fulfilling his role with the United States national team for the 2024 Copa America.

Previously held positions at Hoffenheim, Burnley and Borussia Monchengladbach, and now works closely with Brazilian legend Claudio Taffarel.

His first time working with Slot, who noted that he is “regarded as one of the most interesting goalkeeper coaches there is at the moment.” High praise!


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, typically focusing on the younger members of Liverpool’s goalkeeping group.

He was Alisson‘s idol, with the pair working together for a number of years at international level.


Lead Physical Performance Coach: Ruben Peeters

2M510EC Rotterdam, Amsterdam. 23 December 2022. Ruben Peeters of Feyenoord during the match between Feyenoord v Go Ahead Eagles at Nieuw Varkenoord on 23 December 2022 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Box to Box Pictures/Yannick Verhoeven) Credit: box to box pictures/Alamy Live News

Appointed: 2024 | Nationality: Belgian

Peeters followed Slot to Anfield from Feyenoord – he spent all three seasons with the Dutchman – and he took over the responsibilities left by Andreas Kornmayer and Andreas Schlumberger.

He is highly regarded in his field and has explained his role as being to “decrease risk of injury and create extreme player fitness.”


Sporting Director: Richard Hughes

Appointed: 2024 | Nationality: Scottish

Hughes joined Liverpool after 10 years at Bournemouth, serving the majority of his time with the south coast club as their technical director.

He stepped into the position vacated by Jorg Schmadtke and was long known to have a strong relationship with Michael Edwards after the pair spent time at Portsmouth together.

The former Pompey midfielder has carved out an impressive reputation with his off-field work, but is not one to seek the spotlight.

Hughes works closely alongside Edwards and his transfer responsibilities ensures he is in constant contact with Slot.


Head of Nutrition: Mona Nemmer

SINGAPORE - Friday, July 28, 2023: Liverpool's Mona Nemmer arrives at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Singapore ahead of the Singapore Festival of Football pre-season tournament. (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 the AXA 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: Jonathan Power

LINZ, AUSTRIA - Thursday, September 21, 2023: Liverpool's Ryan Gravenberch walks off with an injury with club Doctor Jonathan Power during the UEFA Europa League Group E matchday 1 game between LASK and Liverpool FC at the Raiffeisen Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2022 | Nationality: English

Power took up his role as club doctor to end a long search for the successor to Dr Jim Moxon, who left the club abruptly on the eve of the 2022/23 season.

A boyhood Liverpool fan from West Derby, Power is now a regular on the bench at matchdays and oversees all medical matters when it comes to the first team.


Head of 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.


First-Team Physio: Chris Morgan

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 6, 2023: Liverpool's Alexis Mac Allister with an injury during the FA Premier League match between Sheffield United FC and Liverpool FC at Bramall Lane. Liverpool won 2-0. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2020 | Nationality: English

Popular physio Morgan was reappointed in 2020 after four years away from Liverpool, having previously spent a decade on Merseyside before stints at Crystal Palace and Arsenal.

He is often the first to attend to injured players on the pitch, providing treatment alongside club doctor Power.


First-Team 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!


Rehabilitation Fitness Coach: Dr David Rydings

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 9, 2019: Liverpool's Ben Woodburn (R) with strength & rehabilitation assistant David Rydings during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between FC Salzburg and Liverpool FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2011 | Nationality: English

Rydings may be a familiar face for those who keep a close eye on training, with the long-serving fitness coach most regularly seen leading players through recovery work after injury.

He earned his role at Liverpool through a fast-track practitioner partnership with John Moores University.


Assistant Fitness Coach: Jordan Fairclough

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 27, 2022: Liverpool's assistant fitness coach Jordan Fairclough runs onto the pitch to give Andy Robertson energy gels during the Football League Cup Final match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium. Liverpool won 11-10 on penalties after a goal-less draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Appointed: 2019 | Nationality: English

Another regular in training, Fairclough assists Murtagh and Rydings in fitness and rehabilitation coaching.

He was part of the Nottingham Forest academy as a player, while he now trains as a track and field sprinter alongside his work on and off the training pitch at the AXA.

First published: 5th July, 2018