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Jürgen Klopp's Arrival May Threaten Summer Coaching Appointments

With reports that Jürgen Klopp is set to arrive by the end of the week, Liverpool's summer coaching appointments may be under threat with the 48-year-old's own backroom team set to be appointed alongside him.

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Jürgen Klopp looks set to arrive as Liverpool manager by the end of the week on a three-year contract in what can only be described as " in a decisive and timely manner" considering Brendan Rodgers was sacked on Sunday. Appointing a replacement and a considerable upgrade in less than the space of a week during the first week of an international break would be impressive.

If Friday is the day to expect an announcement confirming Klopp as Rodgers' successor, there could be swift upheaval in a coaching set-up that was restructured in the summer. According to Andy Hunter of the Guardian, there are doubts over the future of the current senior coaches in the wake of Rodgers' departure.

Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh were ruthlessly sacked without any replacements in place as Rodgers lost trusted lieutenants after a disastrous end to last season. Sean O'Driscoll and Gary McAllister arrived in the summer to provide more competence on the training field, while the highly-rated Academy coach Pepijn Lijnders was "promoted in a newly-created role of first team development coach" as detailed by the official site.

Lijnders is only 32-years-old and could be part of the new coaching team at Anfield. It would be a shame if such a young and talented coach was let go or demoted after only a few months in the job. McAllister was a player much-loved by fans for his influential contributions to the FA Cup, League Cup, and UEFA Cup treble in 2001.

It appears, however, that Jürgen Klopp will be allowed to bring his own backroom staff to work with him at Liverpool. Klopp's assistant at Dortmund, Zeljko Buvac, and coach, Peter Krawietz, are set to be appointed. As Klopp reportedly wants to manage Liverpool, bringing in his own team to work with him on Merseyside will probably be a formality.

For the curious and pushed for time, Hunter also stated that O'Driscoll and McAllister are working with players who aren't on international duty.  The seniority of O'Driscoll and McAllister may suggest an early departure so the next few days could be their last at the club. John Achterberg's position as goalkeeping coach may also be under threat, but Hunter's report did not comment on the Dutchman's future.

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