• David Tyrer

LFC could be joined by new coach this week

You wouldn't have noticed or known it, but Liverpool have been a coach down since Zeljko Buvac left the club.

Pep Lijnders may have returned from a short stint in management in the Eredivisie last year to take over Buvac's role as assistant to Jurgen Klopp but his old role has been vacant.

The Reds, in that time, have gone on to win the Champions League, appear in two finals, win the Super Cup and finish runners-up in the most closely-contested title race since the 90's.

So you could go as far as to ask if we even need one. But apparently, according to a number of sources, and now the Liverpool Echo, a new coach will arrive this week.

That coach is Vitor Matos and he will become the club's first-team development coach. The Porto man is well-known to Lijnders, as the two have worked together previously and, like Jurg's number two, he is young himself at just 31 years old.

Like Pep, he spent some time away from his club, in China, before returning in 2018 and is able to speak English and Spanish fluently. Something that will help him a great deal at Anfield. Talks are believed to be going well.


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