Tuesday, 2 January 2018


Days after the arrival of record signing defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a record £75m, coach of Liverpool FC has left his role at Anfield. This revelation was made by the club's official website on Tuesday.

image of Jurgen Klopp

Pepijn Lijnders has left his role with Liverpool FC to become the head coach of Dutch club NEC Nijmegen, with immediate effect. Lijnders, who arrived at Anfield in 2014 to take charge of the club’s under-16s, was appointed first team development coach during the summer of 2015 and then promoted to Jurgen Klopp’s staff later that year.

In response to this development, Liverpool manager, Klopp told

"Firstly, I am gutted to be losing such a valuable member of our coaching team and such a brilliant person from our group.

"But that is tempered by the fact that I am very excited for him to have this opportunity and as much as we would have loved for him to remain with us, we canot stand in his way for what a fantastic opportunity. 

image of Pepijn Lijnders

"There will  e no greater supporter of NEC Nijmegen in Liverpool than me and I know this is the very start of a long journey for Pep - one where he will undoubtedly become a success"

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Klopp will be hoping to put this behind him when his wards return to action against Everton in an FA Cup 3rd round tie at Anfield on Friday.
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