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Liverpool Confirm Coaching Departures Ahead of Klopp Arrival

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The club have officially announced that four first team coaches will be moving on to make room for Jurgen Klopp's staff as the coaching transition continues at Liverpool.

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Following speculation the arrival of Jurgen Klopp would mean four of Brendan Rodgers’ coaches would be moving on, Liverpool have now confirmed that Gary McAllister, Sean O’Driscoll, Chris Davies, and Glen Driscoll will be abdicating their positions effective immediately.

McAllister has accepted a position with the club in an ambassadorial role and could further take on academy duties in the coming weeks. The other three will all be departing the club. O’Driscoll arrived over the summer, taking over assistant manager duties from Colin Pascoe. Davies and Driscol have been at the club since 2012.

The club released a brief statement acknowledging their departures and thanking the quartet for their efforts at the club:

The club would like to place on record its thanks to all four men for the professionalism, commitment and dedication they have displayed during their time here, and the positive impact they have had in helping to support football operations and the team. McAllister will remain with the club, albeit in a different role, not connected to first-team duties.

The Scot has accepted an ambassadorial position, which will allow the club to benefit from his strong connection and affinity with the supporters.

The club would also like to take this opportunity to wish Sean, Glen and Chris every success in the future.

Jurgen Klopp has agreed a three-year deal to become Liverpool’s next manager. He will be joined by long time Dortmund assistants Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz. A press conference to announce his unveiling is set for 10AM BST Friday morning.