Liverpool have picked up Bayern Munich fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer and are set to introduce him to the backroom staff from next season. Jurgen Klopp is looking to make a slew of changes to the composition of the squad and is likely to add a few more experts to assist him after the end of the summer.
The Mirror reports that Kornmayer will replace current fitness coach Ryland Morgans and will add some much-needed experience to the Liverpool backroom, having spent close to 10 years with the Bavarians. The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for Mario Gotze and Kornmayer's appointment should come as icing on the cake for the club, with the German playmaker having recently accredited his swift recovery from injury to the medic.
Klopp is looking to add a Bayern-like regime to the current Liverpool squad, who have struggled to cope having to play back-to-back games in the Premier league and in Europe. The Reds are out of all club competitions and are currently nine points adrift of a top four spot. However, they are still alive in the Europa League, where they take on Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on 14 April, having drawn the first leg 1-1.
Klopp has a selection headache ahead of the game against Dortmund, with his young guns proving a point in their 4-1 win over Stoke City over the weekend. The German manager made seven changes to the squad which started against Dortmund and the youngsters coped well, making a strong case for the manager to mix and match his starting XI for the crucial clash at Anfield.
The Europa League is Liverpool's best chance to progress into the Champions League next season, which will add to their revenue and help attract the best talent from across Europe. The manager is likely to be given a sizeable bounty to spend in the summer and rejuvenate his squad for the coming season.