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Liverpool staff depart ahead of Jurgen Klopp arrival

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The imminent arrival of Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool's new manager has resulted in a clear-out of many of predecessor Brendan Rodgers' backroom staff.

Press Association Sport understands assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll and first-team coach Gary McAllister - who were only brought in over the summer in an overhaul of coaching personnel - have left their posts.

Head of performance Glen Driscoll and head of opposition analysis Chris Davies, who followed Rodgers to Anfield from Swansea in 2012, have also lost their jobs.

It is believed former Reds midfielder McAllister has been offered a role of an ambassadorial nature within the club but has yet to decide whether to take it up.

The former Scotland international took training this morning along with one member of staff in Pep Lijnders, promoted in the summer from the club's academy as a player development coach, who has kept his job.

It appears the position of head of fitness and conditioning Ryland Morgans, another Rodgers recruit from Swansea, is also safe for now.

Changes to the coaching staff were inevitable as Klopp wants to bring in the trusted men he had beside him during his success at Borussia Dortmund.

Klopp is expected to be confirmed as Liverpool's new boss by the weekend but currently remains in his homeland as negotiations continue.

Bosnian Zeljko Buvac, Klopp's assistant both at Dortmund and Mainz before that, and coach Peter Krawietz are set to link up again when the German takes the reins at Anfield.

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Gary McAllister
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