Liverpool staff profiles

Pen pics of Liverpool's coaching, science, medicine and analytics staff. To see staff profiles for other clubs, click here.

FOOTBALL EXECUTIVES

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Michael Gordon

Nationality: American

Conduit between Edwards and Klopp on one side, and principal owner John W Henry and his Fenway Sports Group on the other. Manager Jurgen Klopp has said: “In FSG, he’s the LFC man.” Had announced he would be stepping down from club duties in 2022/23, but subsequently returned.

CEO OF FOOTBALL. FSG

Michael Edwards

Nationality: English

Made an unexpected return to Liverpool in March 2023. His role as CEO of Football involves not only "leadership for Liverpool FC’s football operation" but also supporting the growth of Fenway Sports Group (FSG) in global football "through additional investment and acquisition.” Edwards had originally joined Liverpool from Tottenham in November 2011 as Head of Analytics. Went on to become their Director of Technical Performance, then Technical Director, then Sporting Director. On his watch, Liverpool won seven major trophies, including the Champions League and a first league title in 30 years.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, FSG

Julian Ward

Nationality: English

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT, FSG

Pedro Marques

Nationality: Portuguese

SPORTING DIRECTOR

Richard Hughes

Nationality: English

ASSISTANT SPORTING DIRECTOR

David Woodfine

Nationality: English

COACHING

GOALKEEPER COACH

Claudio Taffarel

Nationality: Brazilian

Won the World Cup with Brazil in 1994 and was runner-up four years later. Brought in by Liverpool in November 2021 as they look to build their “own philosophy in goalkeeping”.

PERFORMANCE

SPORTS SCIENTIST

Conall Murtagh

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Represented Northern Ireland U21s as a player. Joined Academy July 2012 before being promoted to first team in July this year.

REHAB FITNESS COACH

David Rydings

Nationality: English

Joined in 2011 as part of the club's link with Liverpool John Moores University. Role is predominantly gym based.

HEAD OF NUTRITION

Mona Nemmer

Nationality: German

Worked for German U21s before being hired by Pep Guardiola at Bayern. Spent three years there before joining Liverpool in July 2016.

ASSISTANT FITNESS COACH

Jordan Fairclough

Nationality: English

Former semi-pro football who had been an intern with the Reds since October 2017. The former Loughborough University student joined the staff permanently in

CONSULTANT PSYCHOLOGIST

Lee Richardson

Nationality: English

Former pro footballer (with Watford, Blackburn and Aberdeen) and manager, with Chesterfield. Worked with Hull City and still consults with Lancashire Cricket as a performance psychologist. Has been doing three days a week with Liverpool since June 2019 and describes himself as "a resource for the players to tap into".

MEDICAL

DOCTOR

Jonathan Power

Nationality: English

Appointed in December 2022. Previously spent nine years with the Football Association, including four years as England men’s doctor between 2017 and 2021. Was also matchday doctor at Brentford from 2019 to 2021.

HEAD PHYSIO

Lee Nobes

Nationality: English

Joined Liverpool in November 2018 after 11 years at Manchester City. Had been promoted to Head Physio under Roberto Mancini. Originally from Jersey, where he played for amateur side Jersey Scottish.

HEAD OF OSTEOPATHY

Frigyes Vanden Auweele

Nationality: Belgian

Osteopathy is a means of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging muscles and joints. Vanden Auweele previously worked for Belgian top division side OH Leuven, as well as in cycling, volleyball and private practice. Joined Liverpool in summer of 2022.

SENIOR PHYSIO

Chris Morgan

Nationality: English

Returned to the club in August 2020, having previously worked for them from 2006 to 2016. Had stints at Crystal Palace and Arsenal in between. One of the most experienced medical professionals in English football.

PHYSIO

Joe Lewis

Nationality: English

Initially joined as a sports therapist with the Academy in 2009. Progressed to the first team last year.

PHYSIO

Steve Lilley

Nationality: English

Joined from rivals Manchester City in February 2020. Had been with them since September 2011.

DOCTOR

Sarah Lindsay

Nationality: English

Took on increased responsibilities with the first team when Massey moved to Fifa in March 2020.

ANALYSIS

OPPOSITION ANALYST

James French

Nationality: English

Formerly at Swansea City and Football Association of Wales. Moved to Liverpool in 2012.

OPPOSITION ANALYST

Jansen Moreno

Nationality: Gibraltarian

Joined the Reds in March 2024 after three years with the Gibraltar Football Association, where he was Head of Elite Youth Development. Was born and raised in the territory before attending Liverpool John Moores University from 2008. Went on to become Head of Performance Analysis at Huddersfield Town, as well as working as an analyst at Norwich City and Brighton.

POST-MATCH AND ELITE PLAYER ANALYST

Daniel Spearritt

Nationality: English

Joined the club in August 2014. Promoted from Academy to first team at the start of the 2020/21 season.

POST MATCH ANALYST

Joel Bonner

Nationality: English

Played for Liverpool's Academy from the ages of 12 to 16 before becoming a reserve team player with Shrewsbury Town. Then combined roles of analyst and Individual Coach with Liverpool's U15s and U16s. Promoted to current role in August 2023.

DATA SCIENCE

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

William Spearman

Nationality: American

The Harvard University graduate joined Liverpool in March 2018. Previously senior data scientist with US firm Hudl. Expert in using data to understand passing, space and scoring opportunities, which he gave an insight into HERE. Replaced Ian Graham as Director of Research in February 2023.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER & STATISTICAL RESEARCHER

Tim Waskett

Nationality: English

Was a quantitative analyst in the energy industry before joining Liverpool in August 2012. In 2019, he delivered a presentation about the club's data science work at the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

STATISTICAL RESEARCHER

Dafydd Steele

Nationality: Welsh

Joined Liverpool in September 2013 from an energy company, where he had been a quantitative analyst.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Mark Stevenson

Nationality: English

Joined in March 2017 from Brew Digital for his second stint at the club. Along with Howlett, was transferred from the tech department to research by Graham.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Mark Howlett

Nationality: English

Graham described the role of Howlett (and Stevenson) as “maintaining the database for us, building our research website and so on. They do all the tech stuff and that lets the four of us focus on the data science part of it.”

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