Jurgen Klopp has parted ways with analyst Mark Leyland, and while he joked about him joining Newcastle days before their visit to Liverpool, he insisted he would have no “secrets”.
Leyland has stepped down from his duties as head of post-match and elite player development analysis this week to take up the post of first-team coach analyst at Newcastle.
His joining of Eddie Howe’s coaching staff is seen as a step forward in his career, but the timing of his move to St James’ Park could be in doubt as Liverpool host the Magpies on Thursday night.
However, speaking of Leyland’s transformation during his pre-match press conference, Klopp insisted that he was “very happy to let him use this opportunity”.
Furthermore, the manager stressed that although Leyland could use his experience at Liverpool to his advantage before the game, there are no “secrets” when it comes to how his side play.
“Mark has been here longer than I’ve been here, he’s been a hugely important member of our staff with his personal and post-match analysis,” said Klopp.
“The analysis that he did for the players, with the players, and a top person on that.
“But he has the opportunity to land a more senior role at Newcastle, which we cannot offer here, and he is eager to take the next step in his career.
“We could say ‘you can only start in three or four weeks’, but in this world at the moment, the world of football, anyway everyone knows everything – apart from the team. figure out, and Mark doesn’t know our lineup for tomorrow!
“He knows how we play, but I think if anyone with a football sense takes a closer look they will know how we play.
“Now there are no more secrets.
“We are happy to let him use this opportunity, and it is an opportunity for him. Good people should be treated in a good way, and that’s what we did with Mark.”
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