Liverpool staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — July 18, 2017
Pen pics of Liverpool's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.
MANAGER AND HEADS OF DEPARTMENT:
MANAGER: Jurgen Klopp
Won two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup during his seven years at Borussia Dortmund - as well as reaching the Champions League final. Was fourth in first full season at Anfield.
HEAD OF FITNESS & CONDITIONING: Andreas Kornmayer
Fitness coach at Bayern Munich for 15 years before joining Liverpool in July 2016. Described as "absolute mastermind" by Klopp.
SPORTING DIRECTOR: Michael Edwards
Appointed to newly-created role in November 2016. Previously Head of Performance and Analysis. Semi-pro footballer who went on to work as an analyst at Portsmouth and Spurs.
HEAD OF MEDICAL SERVICES: Andrew Massey
Played in the Irish Premier League before qualifying as a doctor. Worked as Northern Ireland doctor and ringside in boxing. Appointed to Academy in 2013 and first team in July 2015.
ASSISTANT MANAGER: Peter Krawietz
Where Buvac is nicknamed Klopp's brain, Krawietz is his eyes. Didn't play professionally, but became Klopp's chief scout at Mainz.
DEVELOPMENT COACH: Pepijn Lijnders
Arrived August 2014, initially as U16s coach. Now assists Klopp with style of play/ assisting Academy players in transition to 1st team.
ASSISTANT MANAGER: Zeljko Buvac
Played with Klopp at FC Mainz in early 1990s. Became his assistant there in 2001 and has been at his side ever since.
GOALKEEPING COACH: John Achterberg
Spent 10 years at Tranmere as a player then coach. Moved to Anfield in 2011.
PERFORMANCE, SCIENCE & MEDICINE:
SPORTS SCIENTIST: Conall Murtagh
Represented Northern Ireland U21s as a player. Joined Academy July 2012 before being promoted to first team in July this year.
HEAD OF NUTRITION: Mona Nemmer
Worked for German U21s before being hired by Pep Guardiola at Bayern. Spent three years there before joining Liverpool in July 2016.
PHYSIO: Scott McAuley
Joined club in December 2014. Combines role with that of soft tissue therapist.
PHYSIO: Richie Partridge
Played for club for eight years & represented the Republic of Ireland U21s. Worked with 1st team since last summer.
PHYSIO: Ruben Pons
Spaniard joined in 2014, having previously been a consultant at Barcelona, Real Madrid and Villarreal.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING: David Rydings
Joined in 2011 as part of the club's link with Liverpool John Moores University. Role is predominantly gym based.
HEAD PHYSIO: Matt Konopinski
Joined from Barnsley in 2008, first with the U21s, then the first team four years later.
PHYSIO: Christopher Rohrbeck
Newest member of the backroom staff, having joined in summer of 2017 from Mainz, Jurgen Klopp's former club.
PHYSIO: Joe Lewis
Initially joined as a sports therapist with the Academy in 2009. Progressed to the first team last year.
OPPOSITION SCOUT: Greg Mathieson
Worked under Sam Allardyce at Bolton and West Ham. Joined Liverpool in 2015.
POST-MATCH ANALYST: Mark Leyland
Was at Burnley under Eddie Howe and Sean Dyche. Joined boyhood club Liverpool in 2013.
OPPOSITION ANALYST: James French
Formerly at Swansea City and Football Association of Wales. Moved to Liverpool in 2012.