Pen pics of Liverpool's backroom staff.
Pen pics of Liverpool's backroom staff.
JORG SCHMADTKE has been appointed as Liverpool’s new Sporting Director, succeeding Julian Ward. The German, 59, spent more than four years in the same role with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg before leaving at the start of this year.
LIVERPOOL Loans Manager David Woodfine is leaving the club after almost nine years. He is their latest senior departure, with the exits of Sporting Director Julian Ward and Director of Research Ian Graham having already been announced.
JURGEN KLOPP has made important changes to Liverpool's pre-season after learning some key lessons from last season.
WILL SPEARMAN has been promoted to replace Ian Graham as Director of Research at Liverpool at the end of this season.
LIVERPOOL Under-18s coach Jay Spearing has revealed he was rushed to hospital on Christmas Eve with a life-threatening condition.
JULIAN WARD is to step down as Liverpool’s Sporting Director at the end of the season after one year in post.
LIVERPOOL’S Director of Research, Ian Graham, has resigned from his role and will leave Anfield after more than a decade. The Welshman joined Liverpool in July 2012 and became a key figure at the club, building the leading data science department in the Premier League and perhaps even in Europe.
MIKE GORDON, the conduit between Liverpool and owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG), is stepping back from his role with the club and “handing the baton” to CEO Billy Hogan.
LIVERPOOL Academy Director Alex Inglethorpe has signed a new long-term contract with the club after almost a decade’s service.
ANDREAS SCHLUMBERGER has been promoted to Head of Medicine and Fitness by Liverpool, while Frigyes Vanden Auweele has joined the club in the new position of Head of Osteopathy.
JAY SPEARING is returning to Liverpool after nine years to become a player-coach with their Academy.
SOCIAL media is rife with conspiracy theories about the prevalence of asthma within Liverpool's squad and their use of inhalers. We decided to do a fact check about them with the country's leading expert on asthma in elite sport.
JURGEN KLOPP has paid tribute to his ‘invaluable’ assistants Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz after they joined him in signing two-year contract extensions at Liverpool to 2026.
BRAZILIAN World Cup winner Claudio Taffarel is joining Liverpool’s backroom staff as they look to build their “own philosophy in goalkeeping”.
JULIAN WARD is to replace Michael Edwards as Liverpool’s Sporting Director at the end of the season.
PLAYERS from Liverpool and Manchester City’s Academy and women’s teams are to wear special mouthguards during training as part of a landmark study into head injuries in football.
LIVERPOOL legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher tells TGG how he analyses matches and aims to take fans inside the world of the manager's post-match debrief.
JURGEN KLOPP says Liverpool have hired the “number one in Germany” in new Head of Recovery and Performance Andreas Schlumberger.
LIVERPOOL have appointed Dr Andreas Schlumberger as their new Head of Recovery and Performance.
JULIAN WARD has been promoted from Loans Manager to Assistant Sporting Director by Liverpool.
MARK LEYLAND has been promoted to Head of Post-Match and Elite Player Analysis by Liverpool following the departure of Harrison Kingston to Moroccan Football Federation earlier this month.
LIVERPOOL’S Head of Post-Match Analysis, Harrison Kingston, has left the club after eight years to join the Moroccan Football Federation.
LIVERPOOL will move into their new £50m training centre in Kirkby in mid to late November, the club have announced.
JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ has left Liverpool after two years, making him the third physio to exit the Premier League champions this year.
MIKE YATES didn't quite make it as a player at Liverpool, but the club's educational support helped him become a key coach in their Academy.
LIVERPOOL Academy Manager Alex Inglethorpe takes TGG inside the club's Kirkby training centre and explains the principles that underpin one of the most successful youth programmes in English football.
PHILIPP JACOBSEN, Liverpool’s Medical Rehabilitation and Performance Manager, is leaving the club after little more than two years.
FOR the last two years, Liverpool have been working with Paris tech firm SkillCorner, which is able to turn broadcast footage into valuable data and insights.
FORMER Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and West Ham midfielder Gary O'Neil has taken his first job in coaching as assistant of Liverpool's Under-23s.
IN the final instalment of his series on the five key roles for high-performing teams, David Slemen explains why the Non-Executive Director (NED) is so important.
SENIOR PHYSIO Chris Morgan is leaving Arsenal after two years to return to Liverpool.
THERE are things that Liverpool do behind the scenes that are better than anyone else. When put together, they have made the Reds unassailable.
LIVERPOOL Director of Research Ian Graham says that although manager Jürgen Klopp “intuitively understands the numbers”, he does not have "day-to-day or week-to-week" contact with the club's data team.
BARRY LEWTAS has been promoted to Under-23 boss at Liverpool, while Marc Bridge-Wilkinson steps up to take charge of the U18s.
LIVERPOOL performance psychologist Lee Richardson says “acceptance” has become the key word for the club during lockdown.
LIVERPOOL'S Lead Data Scientist, William Spearman, delivers a step-by-step guide on how he builds pitch control models and quantifies the creation of space.
FORMER Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher says the club have lost “respect and goodwill” by becoming the fifth Premier League side to ask for taxpayer money to fund their staff wages.
GÉRARD HOULLIER is the "most underrated" Liverpool manager. according to Jamie Carragher, but he brought the club into the 21st Century and his legacy is still felt to this day,
LIVERPOOL Under-23 coach Neil Critchley has been appointed Head Coach of League One Blackpool on a contract to the end of the 2022/23 season.
LIVERPOOL have hired another physio from rivals Manchester City with Steve Lilley joining the Anfield club next month.
LIVERPOOL physio Richie Partridge is leaving the club in March to work for the Qatar national team.
GARY O’DRISCOLL is leaving Arsenal after 11 years to become Head of Medical Services at Liverpool.
TIM WASKETT, one of the unsung heroes from Liverpool's data science team, explains the work they do in the Royal Institute Christmas Lectures.
ANDY MASSEY, described by Liverpool as their ‘master of medicine’, is leaving the club after six and a half years to become the new Director of Medical at Fifa.
PEPIJN LIJNDERS has revealed how counterpressing - the foundation of Liverpool’s playing philosophy - “comes back in every exercise” at their training ground.
LIVERPOOL'S new Elite Development Coach, Vitor Matos, explains what his role involves and how he is a 'connector' between Academy and first team.
LIVERPOOL’S Director of Research, Ian Graham, says the club have developed a metric called ‘goal probability added’ to assess players.
LIVERPOOL have struck a deal with Loughborough University which will see them play some of their Academy matches on campus.
VITOR MATOS, 31, takes up the position previously held by Pepijn Lijnders, who left Liverpool for NEC Nijmegen in January 2018 and returned six months later as assistant manager.
LIVERPOOL chief executive Peter Moore says the club has “merged digital and analogue” to create “the essence of a modern football club”.
A LEADING podiatrist says clubs need to re-think how close artificial grass is placed next to touchlines in their stadiums following an ankle injury suffered by Liverpool's Divock Origi at the weekend.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE players performed more than twice as many sprints over 30km/hr in 2018/19 compared to the previous season, Uefa’s Technical Report has shown.
BEFORE leading his side into their second straight Champions League final, manager Jurgen Klopp has been explaining his leadership philosophy.
LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp has paid tribute to his new-look backroom team and ‘the details that make it all’ ahead of next Saturday’s Champions League final against Tottenham in Madrid.
LIVERPOOL assistant Zeljko Buvac has now officially left the club - more than eight months after walking out on the eve of their Champions League semi-final against Roma.
IN his first interview since leaving Liverpool in November 2017, former Head Physio Andy Renshaw reflects on his eight years at the club and explains what he's doing now.
THE new Nations League has dramatically increased playing time for some players, research has shown.
MANCHESTER CITY Head Physio Lee Nobes is leaving the club after 11 years to join rivals Liverpool.
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.
LIVERPOOL have appointed Jack Robinson as their new first-team goalkeeper coach to assist John Achterberg.
THE newest member of Liverpool's coaching staff explains his craft.
LIVERPOOL have sacked physio Ruben Pons as they revamp their medical department ahead of the upcoming season.
GERMAN Philipp Jacobsen has been appointed to the new position of medical rehabilitation and performance manager by Liverpool.
PEPIJN LIJNDERS has returned to Liverpool after six months as head coach of NEC Nijmegen in Holland.
LIVERPOOL’s Jordan Milsom has been appointed Head of Performance by Rangers.
FORMER Olympic sprinter Craig Pickering knows what it's like to make a massive mistake in front of a global audience. He offers Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius some advice about the road to redemption.
STEVEN GERRARD has been confirmed as the new manager of Rangers after signing a four-year deal with the Glasgow club.
STEVEN GERRARD is set to be announced as Rangers manager this afternoon - and is expected to take members of his current Liverpool Under-18s backroom staff with him to Ibrox.
LIVERPOOL assistant manager Zeljko Buvac has stepped down from his position and his future at the club is uncertain.
LIVERPOOL defender Dejan Lovren says manager Jurgen Klopp demands a front-foot style from his defenders that has risks but even more rewards.
LIVERPOOL loan manager Julian Ward reveals how the club chooses where to send players and why it's so important for their development.
LIVERPOOL Development Coach Pepijn Lijnders - described as ‘unbelievably important’ by manager Jurgen Klopp - is leaving immediately to become head coach of NEC Nijmegen in Holland.
MATT KONOPINSKI has been appointed temporary Head Physio at Liverpool following the departure of Andy Renshaw last month.
JURGEN KLOPP has praised Liverpool’s analysts after Philippe Coutinho’s clever free-kick goal against Brighton.
DEVELOPMENT COACH Pepijn Lijnders says the quality of Liverpool’s Academy players - and the club’s willingness to use them - will give a critical advantage over Premier League rivals.
LIVERPOOL have dismissed Head Physio Andy Renshaw, who had been at the club for more than eight years.
LIVERPOOL are the first Premier League team to start using infrared thermography software produced by a Spanish company called ThermoHuman.
LIVERPOOL’S Head Physio, Andy Renshaw, has hit back at critics of the club’s injury record, insisting the medical department achieve ‘outstanding’ results.
LIVERPOOL defender Dejan Lovren says he has been taking ‘five painkillers before every game’ - despite warnings about the overuse of medication from leading experts.
MICHAEL BEALE has returned to Liverpool as head of coaching for the foundation phase at the Kirkby Academy.
HEAD PHYSIO Andy Renshaw explained what happens in a Liverpool medical as Naby Keita completed his switch to Anfield this morning.
ANY goalkeeper in the world would make mistakes for Liverpool because of their attacking style of play, according to Reds coach John Achterberg.
LIVERPOOL legend Steven Gerrard says coaching is completely different to playing and that stars who expect top jobs are “cutting corners”.
LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has picked out six key backroom staff without whom he would be ‘nothing’.
ENGLISHMAN Michael Beale has resigned from his job as assistant manager of São Paulo.
ARSENAL have appointed Darren Burgess, Liverpool's former Head of Fitness and Conditioning, as their new Head of Elite Performance.
WEST BROM won the Premier League fitness title in 2016/17, with the lowest number of significant injuries and days lost to injury.
LIVERPOOL and Tottenham are taking a “risk too far” with their players by flying them thousands of miles to play friendlies this week, says the MD of one of Fifa’s medical centres of excellence.
LEADING sports scientist Tim Gabbett has defended Liverpool’s approach to training after Raymond Verheijen described it as a ‘mess’.
JURGEN KLOPP says Chelsea have been ‘lucky’ with injuries this season, leading his old nemesis Raymond Verheijen to claim the German has created a ‘mess’ at Liverpool.
STEVEN GERRARD vowed to switch the focus away from “showboating” and “lollipops” as he was unveiled as Liverpool’s new Under-18s manager today.
SAO PAULO assistant Michael Beale says English football has suffered because of a focus on developing teams instead of individuals at youth level.
LIVERPOOL’S Andy O’Boyle has been appointed as the new Head of Elite Performance at the Premier League.
LIVERPOOL have been banned from signing academy players from other clubs for at least a year after being found to have tapped up a 12-year-old Stoke City player and offered both him and his family inducements.
BARCELONA are already one of the main clients of Dorset-based Elite Skills Arena - which seems fitting for a company vowing to bring Tiki Taka to any club or country.