sport news Liverpool set to appoint former Porto coach Vitor Matos to join backroom staff

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Liverpool set to appoint former Porto coach Vitor Matos to join Jurgen Klopp's backroom staff in first team development role Former Porto coach Vitor Matos is in 'advanced talks' to go and join Liverpool Jurgen Klopp has reportedly identified him as a man to join his backroom staff Matos would effectively replace Pep Lijnders after he became the assistant boss 

By Nathan Salt For Mailonline

Published: 09:16 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 09:23 BST, 1 October 2019

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Jurgen Klopp is reportedly set to add a new dimension to his backroom team by bringing in former Porto coach Vitor Matos. 

In a role that was previously held by the highly-rated Pep Lijnders - before he was promoted to be Klopp's assistant - Matos, according to the Liverpool Echo, would help smooth the transition from academy to the first team. 

The deal is believed to not yet be complete but the club and Matos are reported to be in 'advanced talks' about his arrival.  

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