Liverpool advertise new key role as research department grows

-Credit: (Image: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
-Credit: (Image: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool are advertising for another key role in Arne Slot's backroom team.

On Saturday evening the club's director of research William Spearman revealed that the club are hiring for a performance insights lead within their research department via X, formerly known as Twitter.

Described as a “varied role”, the performance insights lead will provide the relevant data in a “centralised and accessible way” to the medical, fitness and sports science teams throughout the club with which they will “collaborate closely”. This will include “surfacing and analysing match, training, and testing data”. It will also involve work with the research department and with their team of software engineers. Interestingly, they will also supervise a PhD student on performance-related projects. They will work with the first team and at academy level.

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This comes after the club had publicly advertised for their first set-piece coach in May on LinkedIn. There were over 100 applicants, and the application deadline of June 2 has now passed.

Arsenal equalled the Premier League record for most goals from corners last term. Sky Sports’ Gary Neville highlighted the importance of their set-piece coach Nicholas Jover after they scored twice from corners in their 3-2 away victory in the North London Derby in May.

Liverpool previously employed the services of the world’s first professional throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark.

Additionally, Ruben Peeters has followed the club’s new head coach Arne Slot from Feyenoord as lead physical performance coach.