Liverpool have been dealt a blow in that Arsenal’s club doctor Gary O’Driscoll has rejected our job offer to stay in London with the Gunners.
Andrew Massey is departing Liverpool to work directly with FIFA, so the club has been looking at bringing in a replacement – but it won’t be O’Driscoll.
David Ornstein published the news this morning in the Athletic.
As per @David_Ornstein, club doctor Gary O’Driscoll has rejected Liverpool and will stay at Arsenal. O’Driscoll was flattered to be offered the Liverpool job, but rejected it for professional & personal reasons. Family settled in London and he’s excited by the future at Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/VvdwK2qSsf
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) March 16, 2020
We’re sure whoever Liverpool get will be a highly respected name ready to fulfil the role well, of course.
Liverpool’s players are currently all training at home on their own – and the only real benefit of this break from football is that those who are injured can return to full health before we play again – whenever that is.
That means Alisson and Naby Keita should be ready, and we may even see Xherdan Shaqiri on the field again!
The Swiss has barely kicked a ball this season and is likely to depart this summer as a result.