PETER BRUKNER has become the second high-profile casualty of Fenway Sports Group’s shake-up at Anfield.
The head of sports medicine and sports science parted company with Liverpool just hours after the departure of director of football Damien Comolli.
“It has been an honour to work at Liverpool Football Club,” Dr Brukner said.
“I am very proud of what we have achieved over the past two years, as can be seen by the reduced injury rate and improved fitness levels.
“With a world class staff now in place, I feel I have accomplished what I was asked to do by LFC in 2010 and the club is in good hands. I wish the club every success in the future.”
The Australian joined Liverpool in the summer of 2010 after being appointed by then managing director Christian Purslow.
Brukner became a powerful figure at the club during the reign of Roy Hodgson with an input on football matters.
However, his influence has waned over the past year and his exit is no surprise.
Managing director Ian Ayre said: “We are grateful to Peter who has been the catalyst for the transformation of our sports medicine and sports science capability at the club since he joined two years ago.
“He has been instrumental in redefining our requirements and bringing first class people into the team, providing us with a great platform to move forward.”