Liverpool staff profiles
Written by Simon Austin — April 1, 2018
Pen pics of Liverpool's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.
MANAGER/ SPORTING DIRECTOR
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.
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.
Played with Klopp at FC Mainz in early 1990s. Became his assistant there in 2001 and moved with him to Borussia Dortmund and then Liverpool. A tactical mastermind who Klopp calls 'The Brain'. Stepped down on April 29th for personal reasons and his future remains uncertain.
While Buvac is Klopp's brain, Krawietz is his eyes. Didn't play professionally, but became Klopp's chief scout at Mainz. They have been together ever since. Likely to be even more important in the absence of Buvac.
Left his role as Liverpool Development Coach to become boss of NEC Nijmegen in Holland in January. Brought back to Anfield at the start of June 2018. Very highly rated by Klopp.
Spent 10 years at Tranmere as a player then coach. Moved to Anfield in 2011.
SCIENCE & MEDICAL
HEAD OF MEDICAL SERVICES
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.
MEDICAL REHAB & PERFORMANCE MANAGER
Worked in football for Panathinaikos and Portsmouth, before joining the Aspetar hospital in Qatar in 2007, where he went on to head a specialist team treating elite foreign athletes. Appointed to this new position at the start of June 2018.
HEAD OF FITNESS & CONDITIONING
Fitness coach at Bayern Munich for 15 years before joining Liverpool in July 2016. Described as "absolute mastermind" by Klopp.
Nationality: Northern Ireland
Represented Northern Ireland U21s as a player. Joined Academy July 2012 before being promoted to first team in July this year.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
Joined in 2011 as part of the club's link with Liverpool John Moores University. Role is predominantly gym based.
HEAD OF NUTRITION
Worked for German U21s before being hired by Pep Guardiola at Bayern. Spent three years there before joining Liverpool in July 2016.
Joined from Barnsley in 2008, first with the U21s, then the first team four years later.
Joined club in December 2014. Combines role with that of soft tissue therapist.
Newest member of the backroom staff, having joined in summer of 2017 from Mainz, Jurgen Klopp's former club.
Played for club for eight years & represented the Republic of Ireland U21s. Worked with 1st team since last summer.
Initially joined as a sports therapist with the Academy in 2009. Progressed to the first team last year.
Spaniard joined in 2014, having previously been a consultant at Barcelona, Real Madrid and Villarreal.
Worked under Sam Allardyce at Bolton and West Ham. Joined Liverpool in 2015.
Formerly at Swansea City and Football Association of Wales. Moved to Liverpool in 2012.
Was at Burnley under Eddie Howe and Sean Dyche. Joined boyhood club Liverpool in 2013.