By Wayne Veysey

30th Apr, 2018 | 10:52am

'Nuclear', 'Absolutely devastated', 'Awful' - Liverpool fans react as key man to miss rest of season

By Richard Parks

Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to express their despair that assistant manager Zeljko Buvac will be absent for the rest of the season.

BBC Merseyside Sports was among multiple media platforms that reported on Monday morning that Jurgen Klopp’s right-hand man “will spend some time away” from the club “for personal reasons”.

It is said the Bosnian-Serb will not be involved for the Champions League semi-final second leg at Roma on Wednesday as well as the remainder of the campaign but remains an employee of Liverpool.

This comes after the Daily Record reported that Buvac, who moved to Anfield  in October 2015, has left the club following a “dispute” with Klopp.

It is said that Liverpool’s players were informed on Sunday that the Bosnian-Serb is leaving Klopp’s backroom staff, to end a 17-year coaching relationship.

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The briefing from the media to Merseyside correspondents does not go that far, although it is seemingly the beginning of the end of Buvac’s time at the Champions League semi-finalists.

Liverpool supporters on social media extremely unhappy at the exit of the assistant manager two days before the club’s biggest match of the season.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:


Buvac has worked as a managerial partnership with Klopp since the German was placed in charge of Mainz in February 2001.

They have had great success together and it would be regarded as a huge upset if the Bosnian-Serb has indeed left the club ahead of their biggest match of the season.

In other Liverpool news, Sky have claimed that the Merseyside giants have already made phone calls about signing BRILLIANT Tottenham player this summer.

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