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Liverpool assistant ‘into consideration’ to take cost of high European membership


Liverpool assistant supervisor Pep Lijnders is “into consideration” to turn out to be the brand new everlasting Ajax boss as he prepares to department out on his personal when Jurgen Klopp leaves Anfield.

Lijnders has been on the Liverpool workers for the perfect a part of the final ten years, briefly leaving for the primary six months of 2018 for a short-lived spell in control of Dutch membership NEC Nijmegen. Since returning to Anfield, the 41-year-old has been a vital a part of the setup that has delivered Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup trophies.

Prepared to maneuver again into administration six years on from Nijmegen, The Occasions writes that Lijnders has emerged as an contender for Ajax as they weigh up their choices. John van ‘t Schip is presently in cost on an interim foundation till the tip of the season after changing Maurice Steijn in October.

Lijnders was involved with Ajax in January when he was consulted over the membership’s signing of former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. No matter job he will get, he’s anticipated to take elite growth coach Vitor Matos with him because the Portuguese can also be set to depart Anfield when Klopp does.

Liverpool are famed for the historic ‘Boot Room’, which noticed quite a few managers from the Sixties via to the Nineteen Nineties promoted into the highest job after slicing their enamel on the teaching workers. However Lijnders hasn’t actually been within the dialog in relation to changing Klopp.

Pepijn Lijnders, Jurgen Klopp, Vitor Matos

Jurgen Klopp’s essential workers will all go away Liverpool when he does / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

The Dutchman successfully dominated himself out of it, suggesting greater than as soon as he’s trying ahead to beginning afresh someplace as he challenges himself as a supervisor. Staying behind after Klopp had gone to help the transition at Anfield wasn’t an choice for him both.

“I all the time mentioned I’ll end with Jurgen; the second I can’t help anybody else, that’s the second I’ll go and I’ll handle,” Lijnders commented final month.

Waxing lyrical about his quantity two, Klopp mentioned: “Pep particularly is prepared…able to handle a soccer crew and he desires to do this as nicely, in order that’s nice, along with Vitor. Should you change, change correctly. And they’re prepared for the long run and I am actually comfortable about that.”

90min understands that Xabi Alonso, Roberto De Zerbi, Julian Nagelsmann and Ange Postecoglou are below critical consideration by Liverpool to exchange Klopp. Ruben Amorim is admired however there’s hesitance over his lack of elite expertise, with Unai Emery and Roger Schmidt additionally mentioned.