Klopp opens up over importance of Liverpool return for key man

Date published: Wednesday 15th August 2018 10:53 - Oli Fisher

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has opened up over the return of Pepijn Lijnders to Anfield this summer.

The Dutchman left in January to take charge of second-tier side NEC Nijmegen in his homeland.

However, he parted company with the club in May after failing in the Eredivisie promotion play-off.

He was immediately offered his Reds job back and was present for the start of pre-season training, and Klopp has revealed the importance of his return, as Liverpool look to win the Premier League.

“It is important to mention a returning individual within our own camp: Pepijn Lijnders,” Klopp wrote in Liverpool’s official matchday programme.

“I cannot begin to tell you how positive it is for Liverpool Football Club that we have Pep back and in such a senior capacity.

“He is totally committed to the best values we hold; his influence this season and for season to come will be important for the entire football operations and I think we have someone who is world class as a coach but also as a person.

“Likewise with Peter Krawietz, who has been with me throughout my time at Liverpool and previously at Dortmund and Mainz.

“I have complete trust in Pete and know he is someone who will work non-stop to make sure we are the best prepared for every challenge we face.

“I feel very blessed to be supported by both of them, as well as John Achterberg, Andreas Kornmayer and the countless others at Melwood who are vital to us.”


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