GLEN DRISCOLL has hailed Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers’ “gift” when it comes to man-management.
Driscoll was appointed the Reds’ head of performance last month and it’s the fourth different club he has worked at under Rodgers.
“I am very privileged and proud to come to this club,” he said. “There’s an aura here at Liverpool that is hard to describe. You immediately get a real sense of class here that feels unique and unrivalled.
“I’m desperate for this club to have success and I’ll do absolutely everything I can in my power to make sure the players are in the best possible condition to achieve that.
“Brendan has a unique gift in motivating the players with his training presence and delivers thought provoking sessions at an optimal intensity but with incredible variety – they will rarely perform the same drill twice.
“There are so many aspects of the set-up here that are of the very highest standard – the medical and science staff here are second to none.
“I’m genuinely excited as to what can be achieved.”
After securing sports science and physiotherapy degrees, Driscoll started working in football alongside Rodgers at Reading in 2000.
He joined Chelsea in 2003 and worked his way up the Academy and reserves set-up into the first team staff. Last year he left to be reunited with Rodgers at Swansea City.
“My role covers medical science and that’s integrated into the practical training methodology Brendan has brought in,” he added.
“I help coordinate the work the science and medical team are doing.
“Probably my most important role initially is to coordinate and ensure all the excellent work the science, fitness and medical departments have been working on previously efficiently fit in line with our global philosophy.”