Liverpool Coaching Staff

Name / PositionAgeNationalityAppointed onContract Expiry
Jurgen Klopp / Manager56GEROct 8 201530-Jun-26
Peter Krawietz / Assistant Manager51GEROct 8 201530-Jun-26
Pepijn Lijnders / Assistant Manager40NEDJune 5 201830-Jun-26
John Achterberg / Goalkeeping Coach52NEDJul 1 2011N/A
Claudio Taffarel / Goalkeeping Coach57BRA/ITANov 30 2021N/A
Andreas Kornmayer / Fitness Coach48GERJul 1 2016N/A
Andreas Kornmayer / Fitness Coach57GERDec 29 2020N/A
James French / Opponent Analyst36PORJuly 1 2012N/A
Greg Mathieson / Opponent Analyst35SCOJan 1 2015N/A

Jurgen Klopp / Manager

Jurgen Klopp joined the Reds in October 2015, following Brendan Rodgers’ sacking after a poor start to the season. The German has been a revelation of sorts for the Reds, guiding them to a UEFA Europa League final in his first season.

The 55-year-old guided Liverpool to their first UCL Final since 2007 in 2018, unfortunately losing to Real Madrid. He guided the Reds to their first UCL win since 2005 in 2019, beating Tottenham Hotspur in the final. Liverpool went on to win the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup the following season as well.

The Reds won their 19th league title, and first in the Premier League era in the 2019-20 season under Jurgen Klopp.

In what was a very successful domestic campaign for the Reds, Jurgen Klopp led the side to FA Cup victories along with the League Cup and the FA Community Shield in the 2021-22 season. The German has won all possible trophies with Liverpool and the fans would hope for more successful seasons to follow.

Peter Krawietz / Assistant Manager

Peter Krawietz is the Assistant Manager of Liverpool. (Image: Getty Images)
Peter Krawietz is the Assistant Manager of Liverpool. (Image: Getty Images)

Peter Krawietz was the Official Scout at Mainz 05 when Jurgen Klopp met him. Both of them have been working up close ever since and Krawietz has been a crucial part of Klopp’s teams at Dortmund and Liverpool. As a result of his excellent scouting skills and analysis, he has earned the nickname “The Eye” from Jurgen Klopp.

Pepijn Lijnders / Assistant Manager

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders.
Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders.

The Dutchman has worked at Liverpool for two spells. Initially, he was the U16 coach for a season, before getting onto the first team in 2015 as a Development Coach.

Since Klopp’s appointment, Pep’s duties grew further and he became a crucial link between the academy and the first team, developing the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn among others.

He had left the club to manage Dutch side NEC in 2018 but returned to re-join Klopp’s staff ahead of the 2018-19 season.

John Achterberg / Goalkeeping Coach

Javi Cendon with John Achterberg (Credit: Mirror)
Javi Cendon with John Achterberg (Credit: Mirror)

John Achterberg joined Liverpool’s backroom in 2009, after retiring from a playing career at Tranmere Rovers. He was initially roped in as the goalkeeping coach for the reserves and academy boys before being promoted to his current role in the summer of 2011.

Claudio Taffarel

Taffa, as he is fondly called at the AXA, joined the Reds in November 2021. The Brazilian legend was appointed on the recommendation of Alisson Becker. He is one of the most iconic keepers of the modern era, winning the World Cup in 1994 and finishing runners-up in 1998.

Before retiring in 2003, he played for numerous European clubs including Parma and Galatasaray.

Andreas Kornmayer / Fitness Coach

After serving at Bayern Munich for 15 years, Kornmayer joined the Reds in July 2016 along with Jurgen Klopp. The Reds Boss had earlier credited him for Bayern Munich’s 2012-13 treble-winning season and gave him a lot of credit for the same.

Dr. Andreas Schlumberger

Towards the end of 2020, Dr Andreas Schlumberger joined Liverpool FC as head of recovery and performance. He joined the Reds after a season with German side Schalke 04. Dr Schlumberger had earlier worked with Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund from 2011 to 2015 before moving to Bayern Munich and later on, Borussia Monchengladbach.