By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Ryland Morgans has quit his role as Liverpool’s fitness and conditioning coach, Football Insider sources understand.
Morgans, whose contract was due to expire this summer, leaves Anfield after four years in the post.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the club’s current Under-21s fitness coach Andy O’Boyle will take on the first-team duties for the rest of the season.
Morgan, who was brought to Anfield by ex-manager Brendan Rodgers in October 2012 after the pair previously worked together at Swansea, will continue in his other role as head of fitness and sports science with the Wales national side.
The timing of Morgans departure will raise eyebrows, given that only six weeks of the season are remaining and the team have crucial fixtures in the next week.
Liverpool host Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday before travelling to Borussia Dortmund next Thursday for the first leg of a Europa League quarter-final tie.
Manager Jurgen Klopp will consider both internal and external candidates before making a decision on Morgans’ permanent successor prior to the start of pre-season training in July.
He was a valued member of the backroom staff and was kept on by Klopp after Rodgers was sacked six months ago.
Morgans, whose qualifications include the UEFA Pro License, had worked for Nottingham Forest, Northampton and Fulham before joining his hometown club Swansea in 2010.
In other Liverpool news, star man Philippe Coutinho has given the team a boost ahead of the Tottenham clash.