Konopinski leaving Liverpool after a decade
Written by Simon Austin — September 16, 2018
MATT KONOPINSKI, who has been acting up as Liverpool’s Head Physio since November 2017, is leaving to take up a new job with the Football Association.
Konopinski has been at Anfield since 2008, when he joined from Barnsley. He initially worked with the Academy before being promoted to the first team a few months later.
When Andy Renshaw was sacked as Head Physio at the end of last year, Konopinski was asked to step up on an interim basis. TGG understands he has now taken up a job with the FA, working as a physio for England’s Under-18 and U21 teams.
His departure marks the latest change to a department which has been in a state of flux for the last year. As well as Renshaw being dismissed after eight years' service in November, Spanish physio Ruben Pons was sacked in July this year, as revealed by TGG.
German Philipp Jacobsen was brought in in July to take up the new position of medical rehabilitation and performance manager and is now looking for new physios.
Although Konopinski was acting Head Physio, he was focused on rehab and not part of Liverpool's team on match days. Former player Richie Partridge and German Christopher Rohrbeck were the physios who travelled with the coaches and players, along with masseur Paul Small.