Written by Simon Austin — December 14, 2019
ANDY MASSEY, described by Liverpool as their ‘grasp of medication’, is leaving the membership after six and a half years to turn out to be the brand new Director of Medical at Fifa.The Northern Irishman, who heads up Liverpool’s medical division, is because of begin his new job on March 1st 2020.Massey might be a well-recognized face to Liverpool followers. He sits on the bench on matchdays, usually monitoring motion on an iPad, and goes onto the pitch together with the physio to present medical help to injured gamers.
“He lectures on the Manchester Metropolitan College MSc Sport and Train Drugs since 2016. Andrew will be a part of us as from 1 March 2020.”Massey represented Northern Eire’s schoolboy crew and performed as a centre-half for Bangor and Linfield throughout his profession. In 2013, he joined Liverpool as their Academy physician, earlier than being promoted to Head of Medical, masking Academy and first crew, in 2015.In an interview with the membership’s official web site in November 2017, he defined: “I head up the physio and sports activities science departments in addition to the medication division, so I’m trying on the general efficiency facet of issues whereas additionally nonetheless doing the first-team physician job.”
In all, he was managing 24 professionals throughout Melwood and the Academy. When supervisor Jürgen Klopp was appointed as supervisor in October 2015, he applied a fiercely intense model of play in coaching and matches, which initially led to a spate of accidents.”Jürgen’s philosophy could be very a lot that we’ve received to run additional, run sooner, run faster than each different crew as a result of if we will try this then the talent will take over,” Massey defined within the November 2017 interview. “When Jürgen first got here into the membership, we tried to place that in there, however the boys weren’t as much as that bodily degree but to satisfy the calls for. At one stage, we had 13 hamstring accidents however now, with the advantage of two pre-seasons, we’re seeing the boys work a lot tougher they usually seem like they’re extra protected.“The supervisor’s good at listening to us. After all he desires the gamers again as shortly as attainable however he’s good. If we inform him that anyone is simply too massive of a threat then he’ll take heed to us.”