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Liverpool Get Rid of Head Trainer as Coaching Overhaul Continues

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Longtime staff member Chris Morgan will no longer be with the club.

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When Jürgen Klopp took over as Liverpool's manager, forward-looking people said he would use his first summer in charge to dramatically alter the construction of his squad.

He's already completed a few notable transfers, including the signings of Joel Matip and Loris Karius. Plus, numerous fringe players such as Martin Skrtel are set to move on to other clubs.

Klopp's changes have extended beyond the transfer market, though, as he's altered his coaching staff as well. A few weeks before the end of the season, he let fitness and conditioning coach Ryland Morgans depart before adding two Bayern Munich medical staff members.

Now, Liverpool have announced that head of physiotherapy Chris Morgan, who worked for the club since 2005, will not remain on the staff, according to the Telegraph. His replacement will likely be named in the coming weeks.

The decision to move on from Morgan as head trainer comes after a season in which the injury bug hit especially hard, ending Joe Gomez and Danny Ings' seasons prematurely and sidelining Jordan Henderson and Divock Origi for long stretches.

Klopp plans to make his players perform triple training sessions during their pre-season, expanding on his already rigorous workout approach so his squad will be able to press high up the pitch and expend energy for full matches in the upcoming season. As such, he perhaps felt that a new medical team could help him carry out that mission in a more effective manner.