Liverpool have been linked with a move for Pepijn Lijinders during the summer transfer window, according to reports by TEAMtalk.

The media outlet are claiming the Dutchman could make a return to Anfield as Jurgen Klopp’s number two, following his decision to quit NEC Nijmegen.

The 35-year-old revealed that he had decided to leave the Eerste Divisie side after he failed to guide them back into Holland’s top-flight with a two-legged play-off defeat to Emmen.

Lijnders left Merseyside in January for the managerial role, however, it appears his departure could just have been for a short time and could return in an Assistant Manager capacity.

In theory, should he be appointed to join the backroom staff once again, he could be able to assist the German manager in their quest for the Champions League trophy when they face Real Madrid in Kiev.

Klopp has been working without one for the last couple of weeks, following the surprise decision by Zeljko Buvac to leave.

The former number two left the club just as they were preparing to face AS Roma in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.

It is important to remember that Buvac was allowed a temporary leave of absence and could still return back to Anfield.

There are suggestions that he will not be back at Liverpool, following a rumoured falling out, which has led to the speculation of Lijnders re-joining the Merseyside outfit.


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