Liverpool have appointed Andreas Schlumberger as their new head of recovery and performance.
The 54-year-old has left Bundesliga club Schalke to join the Reds’ backroom staff at the brand new AXA Training Centre.
Schlumberger worked with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund for four years from 2011 as a rehabilitation coach.
He spent two years at Bayern Munich in a similar role, working alongside Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti for one season, before moving to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Schlumberger left once more to join Schalke last year before reuniting with Klopp at Liverpool.
On their website, Liverpool said: “This newly-created specialist role will support and work in close collaboration with the current performance, medical and rehabilitation leadership.”
Schlumberger has also worked with the German Football Association, supporting younger age groups.
He has been wanted by Klopp at Liverpool for many years, with a report from February 2017 revealing the Reds were in talks to appoint him only for the deal to fall though for some unknown reason.
But the Merseysiders have now got their man as we begin the final week of 2020.
Liverpool have struggled with injuries this season with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara and Joel Matip currently sidelined.
The Reds will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing 1-1 draw with West Brom when they travel to Newcastle on Wednesday night.