Pep Lijnders set for Red Bull Salzburg job as changing of the guard begins at Liverpool

Pepijn Lijnders is set to take up the role of head coach at Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg following his departure from Liverpool.

Dutchman Lijnders, who had initially worked under Brendan Rodgers, will leave Anfield along with manager Jurgen Klopp at the end of the Premier League campaign.

Liverpool confirmed Vitor Matos, who spent four-and-a-half years as the club's elite development coach, will also be joining Salzburg as assistant to Lijnders.

"I am very proud to become the new head coach of FC Red Bull Salzburg," said Lijnders said on the Liverpool club website.

"This is a real privilege for me. After PSV Eindhoven, Porto and Liverpool, I am now moving to another exceptional club with a really good structure and a particular focus on youth development.

"I want to develop a mentality with the team that places a lot of emphasis on attacking style of play and where passion and hunger for success are the basis of everything.

"Together with my assistant coach Vitor Matos and the entire support team, we will do our best to help the club continue to grow in an ever-changing football world."