Liverpool fans overjoyed by return of Lijnders to Klopp coaching staff

At this time of the post-season, most football fans are eagerly awaiting official announcements from their clubs regarding transfers.

On Tuesday, Liverpool released an important statement regarding a key figure, but it was not quite a new signing.

Instead, the Merseyside outfit confirmed that Pep Lijnders has returned to Anfield’s coaching setup.

The Dutchman left Liverpool in January following a three-and-a-half-year spell to have a go in the spotlight at NEC.

However, he was sacked in May after failing to secure promotion to the Eredivisie.

Lijnders has since been welcomed back into Jurgen Klopp’s backroom staff, which leads to questions over the manager’s long-time assistant Zeljko Buvac.

Klopp’s right-hand man left his role suddenly in April due to personal reasons and there is still no word on whether he will return to his post for the 2018-19 campaign.

After the news about Lijnders’s return was announced, plenty of Liverpool fans assumed that it is the end of the road for Buvac, while others were just happy to see the Dutchman back at Anfield, and in the process took a dig at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.