Pepijn Lijnders

First Name: Pepijn

Surname: Lijnders

Joined: 2018

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Pepijn Lijnders returned to Liverpool FC in a senior role within Jürgen Klopp's first-team coaching setup in the summer of 2018.

The Dutchman had previously spent three-and-a-half years with the club, initially as U16s coach at the Academy for one season before taking up the newly-created position of first-team development coach in 2015.

A crucial link between the youth system in Kirkby and the senior environment at Melwood, his duties grew further following the appointment of Klopp as manager and he became a key figure in the German's backroom team.

Lijnders, a thoughtful student of the game, had previously worked at PSV Eindhoven in his homeland for five seasons before a seven-year stint at FC Porto in Portugal.

Having helped oversee the progress of the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn, he took up his first challenge as a manager with NEC Nijmegen in January 2018.

After Lijnders parted company with the Dutch club, the Reds moved quickly to bring him back to Merseyside and he re-joined Klopp's staff ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.