Rangers have lured former England and Liverpool physio Matt Konopinski to Ibrox as he reunites with Steven Gerrard and his staff – according to a report.
Football Scotland reports that the Gers have added the physio to their backroom team after previously working with Gerrard at Liverpool during the Ibrox boss’ playing career.
Gerrard has already added former Liverpool colleagues Gary McAllister, Jordan Milson, Michael Beale, Tom Culshaw and Mark Waller to his staff – with ex-team-mate Jon Flanagan among a number of players who have had a spell at Anfield including Sheyi Ojo, Andy Firth and Ryan Kent.
Konopinski left Anfield in 2018 to join the FA as a physio for the under-21 and under-18 sides after almost a decade with the Reds, having also been with Barnsley and Leeds United.
Ever since Gerrard’s arrival there have been continued tweaks in his staff as he looks to improve the overall standards at the club and Konopinksi arrives with an impressive CV.
After working through the ranks to become Liverpool’s head physio, he was then headhunted by the FA to be responsible for their highest youth levels.
Rangers have yet to confirm the move but adding the physio seems a logical step in the right direction and shows the desire to continue the improvements that have been made since Gerrard’s arrival last summer.