Liverpool confirm arrival of former Man City man as Arne Slot begins preparations for new season

Aaron Briggs has joined Liverpool's coaching staff.Aaron Briggs has joined Liverpool's coaching staff.
Aaron Briggs has joined Liverpool's coaching staff. | Getty Images
Liverpool confirmed the appointment of a new member of Arne Slot’s backroom team.

Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of former Manchester City coach Aaron Briggs as part of Arne Slot’s new coaching team.

Briggs has been out of work since in March when he left Wolfsburg and will take up a role as a first-team individual development coach at Liverpool.

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He has also previously worked for Monaco, Preston North End and Blackpool and spent nine years at City. Briggs carried out several roles during his time at the Etihad, including assistant manager for the Under-23s and a senior first-team performance analyst. He left to join Monaco in 2020 and this is first role in English football since.

The 37-year-old brings a wealth of experience and has worked as assistant to Niko Kovac and current Rangers manager Philippe Clement . Briggs will start his new role immediately and follows Sipke Hulshoff, Ruben Peeters and Fabian Otte in joining Slot’s coaching set-up.

While the Dutchman has made changes to his backroom personnel, he’s yet to complete a major transfer as Liverpool boss. Like several Premier League clubs - including City - it has been a quiet start to the window with the only major deal seeing Adrian join Real Betis.

Slot will be hoping Liverpool can challenge for City’s Premier League crown this season. The Red finished nine points off the champions last term after a disappointing end to the campaign. The former Feyenoord boss will face City for the first time as Liverpool manager at the end of November, while the return fixture at the Etihad is currently scheduled for late February.

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