Jurgen Klopp’s assistant Zeljko Buvac takes break from Liverpool

Zeljko Buvac will take some time off from Liverpool’s coaching duties

Liverpool assistant manager Zeljko Buvac will not be involved with the first team until the end of the season for personal reasons.

The Reds are preparing for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Roma, having won last week’s first leg at Anfield 5-2.

There were reports Buvac left Liverpool after a falling out with manager Jurgen Klopp.

However, the Anfield club maintain Buvac remains a employee of the club.

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Liverpool consider the matter to be private and say his position at the club will not be affected by his absence.

Buvac became Klopp’s assistant at Mainz in 2001, with the pair having been together at the club during their playing careers.

Klopp was appointed Borussia Dortmund boss in 2008 and took Buvac with him.

The pair helped the club win the Bundesliga title in 2011 and 2012 before he again joined up with Klopp, who was appointed as Liverpool manager in October 2015, at Anfield.

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