Liverpool are poised to strengthen their coaching staff with the addition of Porto coach Vitor Matos.

The Echo understands a deal to bring in the Portuguese is not yet done but the Reds are in advanced talks and expect it to be completed soon.

Matos will take on a responsibility to help talented Liverpool starlets bridge the gap between the Academy and Melwood.

The role was previously performed by Pepijn Lijnders before he was promoted from first-team development coach to assistant manager by Jürgen Klopp following the departure of Zeljko Buvac.

Matos previously worked alongside Lijnders at Porto.

He has filled in a number of roles with the Portgueuse club and is currently the assistant manager of their B team.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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