By Editor

Jurgen Klopp has made one of his first Liverpool recruitment decisions by sanctioning the exits of Gary McAllister and Sean O’Driscoll from the coaching staff, Football Insider sources understand.

Chris Davies, the head of opposition analysis, and Glen Driscoll, the head of performance, have also lost their jobs as part of the managerial overhaul.

Klopp will bring his own assistants with him from Germany including No2 Zelijko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, who worked with him at Borussia Dortmund.

Davies and Driscoll were longstanding members of Brendan Rodgers’ backroom team but McAllister and O’Driscoll were only recruited during the summer.

Former Liverpool midfielder McAllister has been offered a more junior coaching role but it is not yet known if he will accept.

The departure of O’Driscoll, who left the Football Association following the offer from Rodgers, is not unexpected given that most managers prefer to work with their own close-knit teams of coaches and performance staff.