Liverpool hire Philipp Jacobsen, medic behind Adam Lallana rehab, in top role

Liverpool have announced that Philipp Jacobsen has joined the club to become medical rehabilitation and performance manager.

Jacobsen will be jointly leading Liverpool's medical department, alongside club doctor Andrew Massey.

The German joins Liverpool from Aspetar, a Qatar-based medical facility that specialises in sports medicine and rehabilitation, where he headed up a team dedicated to the recovery of elite footballers and athletes.

A source has told ESPN FC that he recently oversaw Adam Lallana's rehab in Cape Town, South Africa, back in April as the midfielder recovered from a hamstring injury.

Jacobsen has worked with the Qatar national team in the past and spent time as Panathinaikos' head physio between 2001-2004 before joining Portsmouth in 2005.