Liverpool have made a bid addition to Jurgen Klopp’s backroom staff by enticing head physio Lee Nobes from Champions Manchester City.
The Merseysiders last months pat ways with their long-term physio Matt Konopinski after a decade who decided to walk out from Anfield to be in the new job offered by English Football Association. As his substitution, Liverpool temporarily appointed academy physio Paul Squires but as per reports, they have secured the American who will now take his position as the head of physiotherapy in Jurgen Klopp’s staff.
Nobes last day at the office was said to be Sunday’s 3-1 win upon Manchester United. He reportedly addressed the whole squad about his departure following the game personally and now is expected to take charge at Melwood during the international break.
Nobes will now link up with two of his former players, James Milner and Daniel Sturridge who had been at Manchester City before in their career. He will work alongside Liverpool’s head of medicinal administrations Andrew Massey, head of wellness and conditioning expert Andreas Kornmayer and the club’s medical rehab and performance director Philipp Jacobsen.
Nobes will leave Manchester after 11 long years having gone along with them since 2007 from lower-level side Oldham Athletic. In these times, he encountered the ocean change at the club while working under Sven Goran Eriksson, Mark Hughes, Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola.
People who viewed the Amazon documentary ‘All or Nothing’, about City’s record-breaking effort last term, will probably recognise Nobes as he was the man who went with players when they went to get together with Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.
The physio is viewed as one of the most important members to work behind the scenes relentlessly and certainly, his departure as such crucial point of the season will bring a blow to Guardiola.
City are currently unbeaten in the league, topping the league chart but are only two points above Liverpool, who have also managed a record-breaking start, gaining maximum points ever after the twelfth game week in a Premier League campaign.