Klopp wants ex-player on staff and considers Hamann

Date published: Friday 9th October 2015 9:50

Dietmar Hamann: Helped Liverpool win Champions League in 2005

Dietmar Hamann: Helped Liverpool win Champions League in 2005

Jurgen Klopp is considering appointing a former Liverpool player to his backroom staff at Anfield – with Dietmar Hamann in his thinking.

Klopp was confirmed as the new Liverpool manager on a three-year contract on Thursday evening. Zeljko Buvac, Klopp’s assistant at both Borussia Dortmund and Mainz before that, and analyst Peter Krawietz are expected to join the German at Anfield – but there could be a further opening for Hamann.

Gary McAllister has already accepted an ambassadorial role after losing his coaching role along with the other members of Brendan Rodgers’ backroom team, Sean O’Driscoll, Glen Driscoll and Chris Davies, but Klopp is understood to have sought advice from Hamann before accepting Liverpool’s offer and may now offer him a job.

Hamann has completed his UEFA Pro Licence and previously held coaching roles at Leicester and MK Dons before a short spell managing Stockport County.

The German, now 42, made 283 appearances for Liverpool between 1999 and 2006.

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