Pepijn Lijnders

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Pepijn Lijnders
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Lijnders in 2018
Personal information
Full name Pepijn Lijnders
Date of birth (1983-01-24) 24 January 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Broekhuizen, Netherlands
Club information
Current team
Liverpool (assistant)
Teams managed
Years Team
2006–2014 Porto (assistant)
2014–2018 Liverpool (assistant)
2018 NEC
2018– Liverpool (assistant)

Pepijn "Pep" Lijnders (born 24 January 1983) is a Dutch football manager. He is an assistant manager of Premier League club Liverpool.

Managerial career[edit]

Lijnders began his managerial career in 2002 with PSV Eindhoven, helping with youth training and individual player development. In 2006, he moved to Porto and helped develop their youth academy, working under Vítor Baía and André Villas-Boas.[1] In 2014, he moved to Liverpool and assisted Brendan Rodgers and Jürgen Klopp as assistant coach, as well as first field trainer with Klopp.[2]

On 2 January 2018, Lijnders accepted the managerial job at NEC in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.[3] He signed a contract of one year and a half.[4] On 17 May 2018, Lijnders was sacked after NEC failed to gain promotion to the Eredivisie in the promotion play-offs.[5]

He returned to the Liverpool coaching staff on 5 June 2018.[6] He was part of the coaching staff that helped Liverpool to their sixth UEFA Champions League win on 1 June 2019 and their first Premier League title win in the 2019–20 season.


  1. ^ "Liverpool's Pepijn Lijnders is a big deal". 17 April 2015. Archived from the original on 21 May 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Pepijn Lijnders leaves Liverpool FC". 2 January 2018. Archived from the original on 13 December 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Pepijn Lijnders nieuwe hoofdtrainer N.E.C." 2 January 2018. Archived from the original on 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Cookies op". 2 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Lijnders na half jaar alweer op straat gezet door NEC". 17 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Pep Lijnders rejoins LFC coaching staff". Liverpool FC. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-06-05.

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