Liverpool recruit new coach; he’ll arrive on Thursday

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Liverpool are reportedly making addition to their coaching staff in the form of FC Porto B assistant Vitor Matos.

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, via Sport Witness, claim Matos will travel to England later this week before starting ‘a cross-sectional project for team A and team B’.

They say he will be ‘responsible for the development training of the club’s elite players’.

To simplify that jargon, it sounds like he’ll be tasked with ensuring a smooth transition from youth to senior level.

Matos is only 31 years old but his CV has clearly impressed the Reds.

It’s said that he’s been working with Porto for eight years, starting out with the Under-15s.

He also had a stint at Shandong Lueng in China as an academy coordinator in 2017/18 before returning to the Liga NOS side.

You’d imagine he’d slot into the comprehensive coaching structure just below Jurgen Klopp’s assistants Pep Lijnders and Peter Krawietz.

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