By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Liverpool have made a swoop on Bayern Munich to sign the club’s new head of fitness and conditioning, Football Insider sources understand.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has enticed Andreas Kornmayer from the Bayern backroom staff to take on a more senior role at Anfield.
Kornmayer will replace Ryland Morgans, who quit as Liverpool’s fitness and conditioning coach last month after four years in the post.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that Kornmayer has accepted Klopp’s offer to head the Merseysiders’ fitness team and he will join up with his new club in pre-season in July,
He has worked under managers including Louis van Gaal, Jupp Heynckes and Pep Guardiola, with his work admired from afar by Klopp.
The Liverpool manager is convinced that Bayern’s fitness levels were a factor in Heynckes’s team winning the treble in 2013 at the expense of his own Borussia Dortmund team.”“Don’t forget,” the Liverpool manager said this year, “the 2013 treble-winning team of Bayern was unbelievably strong and they had all their players fit until the end.”
Morgans’ contract was due to expire at the end of the season and his first-team duties have been taken on by Andy O’Boyle, who was previously Liverpool Under-21s fitness coach.
In other Liverpool news, the club have stepped up plans to land Bundesliga duo.