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Liverpool coaching staff

Name / PositionAgeNationalityAppointed onContract Expiry
Jurgen Klopp / Manager55GEROct 8 201530-Jun-26
Peter Krawietz / Assistant Manager50GEROct 8 201530-Jun-26
Pepijn Lijnders / Assistant Manager39NEDJune 5 201830-Jun-26
John Achterberg / Goalkeeping Coach51NEDJul 1 2011N/A
Claudio Taffarel / Goalkeeping Coach56BRA/ITANov 30 2021N/A
Vitor Matos/ Elite Development Coach34PORJul 1 2019N/A
Andreas Kornmayer / Fitness Coach47GERJuly 1 2016N/A
Angel Vales / Technical Coach55SPAJuly 1 2004N/A
Thomas Gronnemark / Individual Coach46DENAug 31 2018N/A
Dr Andreas Schlumberger / Rehab Coach56GERDec 29 2020N/A
Alan Moogan / Youth Coach38ENGJul 1 2014N/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 furthermore 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.

Vitor Matos / Elite Development Coach

Matos joined the Reds as a Development Coach in 2019 after managing FC Porto’s B Team. He took over the role Pep Lijnders was earlier holding. The Portuguese also holds the UEFA Elite Youth A Licence.

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.

Angel Vales / Technical Coach

The Spaniard is the oldest serving member of the backroom staff on this list. He has been associated with Liverpool since 2004. The 55-year-old has been the Technical Coach for Klopp, Rafael Benitez, Sir Kenny Dalglish and Roy Hodgson among others.

Thomas Grönnemark / Individual Coach

The 46-year-old Danish has been a part of Liverpool’s backroom staff for 4 years. He is a former bobsled athlete and held the Guinness World Record for the longest throw-in. He has worked with Brentford in the past as a throw-in coach and is now an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s staff.

Alan Moogan / Youth Coach

Moogan joined Liverpool in 2014 as a Youth Coach after his role as Player-Coach at Telford United and Southport. Alongside his role as the Youth Coach, he also is the Regional Scout for the club. He was also Liverpool FC’s Programme Manager for their International Academy Programme. The 38-year-old Englishman also holds the certificate for UEFA A Licence Coach.