Liverpool chief assures Klopp he will have final say on key decisions

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Liverpool may bring in a number of former players to work with Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has assured reporters that boss Jurgen Klopp will have the final say on who joins his backroom staff, the Daily Star report.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach signed a three-year deal with the Reds and speculation suggests the likes of Steven Gerrard and Dietmar Hamann could join him in some capacity.

Speaking to reporters on the matter, however, Ayre insisted that any decision on former players coming back will be down to Klopp and, for the time being, it’s all about what is currently in place.

"Those decisions will be Jurgen's but the near future is about what we have here and what Jurgen has to work with and that is for him to assess,'' Ayre is quoted as saying by the Star.

"There were some changes yesterday but it is about moving forward and there are no plans at this stage other than for Jurgen to get together with his staff and take it from there.''

Why former players re-joining could be good for Klopp:

There has been an increasing trend in recent years of former players working in some capacity alongside new coaches, a decision which can have great benefits.

During David Moyes' and later Louis van Gaal’s reign at Manchester United, the likes of Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes were on hand and that’s partly due to keeping a bit of identity and familiarity.

Moreover, it makes any transition or change easier to adapt to and Klopp may well opt for this path.

The charismatic coach has a big challenge on his hands and, for the first 12-18 months of his reign, he would be wise to seek a little help before fully implementing his blueprint on the club.

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