Mario Gotze might not be the only person moving from Bavaria to Merseyside this summer…
According to the Guardian, Bayern Munich’s fitness coach Andreas Kornmayer is expected to leave the perennial Bundesliga champions and join up with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool instead.
Liverpool’s fitness honcho Dr Ryland Morgans left the club in March, and Kornmayer is expected to fill his void.
The 41-year-old has been with Bayern for ten years and has worked under Louis van Gaal, Jupp Heynckes and Pep Guardiola.
Klopp is a huge admirer of Kornmayer’s methods, and claims he helped them win the Champions League against his Borussia Dortmund side because of their ability to stay fit and healthy.
“Don’t forget,” Klopp once said. “The 2013 treble-winning team of Bayern was unbelievably strong and they had all their players fit until the end.”
It would be difficult not to infer from this news that Klopp’s not been happy with Liverpool’s physio team this year, and it’s not hard to see why with the pure number of debilitating injuries his squad has suffered.
This term has been our worst in a number of years in terms of injuries, and it’s no surprise that in recent months, as players have returned, we’ve picked up better results.
With the number of games combined with the number of players out, Klopp’s had a real baptism of fire in England, but with a whole summer of preparation and some new signings of his own, there’s a feeling that next season will be different.
Liverpool fans are mocked for always thinking that, but Klopp’s picked up enough excellent results and has reinvigorated a previously lapse crowd in such a manner it’s difficult not to.
Hopefully Kornmayer can come in and make a big difference.