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Daily Mirror reporter David Maddock sheds light on Zeljko Buvac's current situation at Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC aren’t set to appoint a replacement for Zeljko Buvac ahead of the new Premier League season, according to journalist David Maddock.
The Bosnian assistant manager was permitted a leave of absence due to personal reasons ahead of Liverpool FC’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea FC in the Premier League back in April.
Buvac, who has been Klopp’s assistant at Mainz 05, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool FC, was also absent for both legs of their victory over AS Roma in the Champions League semi-finals.
Klopp’s long-term number two wasn’t on the sidelines for Liverpool FC’s 3-1 loss to La Liga giants Real Madrid to fuel speculation about their pair’s relatonship.
Buvac was a surprise contender to take over the reins from Arsene Wenger before the Gunners turned to former Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery.
The popular Bosnian wasn’t at Liverpool FC’s first day of pre-season training at Melwood on Monday to suggest that his working relationship with Klopp could be over.
Daily Mirror reporter Maddock shed light on the situation involving Liverpool FC’s assistant coach.
Maddock wrote on Twitter: “Zeljko Buvac not at Melwood for first day of training – looks as though he won’t be returning to backroom staff. Klopp will not make another coaching appointment.”
Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League.