Liverpool are understood to be close to replacing Jim Moxon’s now vacant former role as club doctor.
This comes courtesy of James Pearce at The Athletic amid a spate of injuries at the club with the likes of Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Arthur Melo all long-term absentees.
Michael Edwards’ former protégé and now sporting director Julian Ward is ‘overseeing the interview process’ with a date from outside the club believed likely.
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It’s unclear to what extent the lack of a club doctor has played a role in the disastrous luck we’ve had with injuries since the start of the campaign, though it’s hard to imagine it not playing some role, despite Liverpool’s claims as much. contrary.
“For the past three months, academy medical director Bevin McCartan and club doctor Sarah Lindsay have stepped forward to fill the void and senior club sources have dismissed suggestions that the loss of Moxon and the lengthy replacement process have contributed to the length of the injured list,” Pearce continued.
There is no doubt that a shorter pre-season than Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff generally prefer will have only exacerbated the fatigue felt by the team after such a demanding and grueling 2021/22 season.
Fingers crossed, we can start to put aside our struggles in this department after the World Cup (presumably when we have the slot in question filled at the latest) and start finishing strong, hopefully, inside the top four. places.
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