Jurgen Klopp’s trusted right-hand man Zeljko Buvac has been flown in to take up his role as Liverpool’s assistant boss after being granted a work permit.
There had been concerns that the Bosnian coach – described by Klopp as “his brains” – would not have his paperwork cleared in time to take his place on the bench for the Premier League clash against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
However, the experienced Buvac oversaw training for the first time at Melwood on Wednesday afternoon after flying in to Merseyside on Tuesday evening.
Buvac’s arrival had been delayed due to red tape but that has now been sorted and he will be on the touchline at White Hart Lane.
Having the 54-year-old on board will be a significant boost for Klopp, who has been overseeing training since Monday with Peter Krawietz and Pep Lijnders.
The new Reds boss has had a close bond with Buvac since they were team-mates together at Mainz more than two decades ago.
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