Klopp's assistant Buvac will be absent until end of season

Jurgen Klopp Manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park

Klopp's assistant Buvac will be absent until end of season

Liverpool are positive assistant manager Zeljko Buvac will return to his role alongside Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, Sky Sports News understands.

Some reports have suggested that the 56-year-old has chose to quit Merseyside for good, leading to speculation on Tuesday that he is being lined up to replace Wenger - who is quitting the Gunners after 22 years at the club at the end of the season. "And Buvac has been left completely out of the loop of late".

As Sport Witness points out, the reason that the story from Pravda BL deserves to be taken seriously is that the outlet was hot on the news that Jurgen Klopp, accompanied by long time friend and colleague Buvac, had agreed to become Liverpool manager back in October 2015.

The Premier League club said Buvac remained a Liverpool employee but is spending time away from the first team for personal reasons. "In the past, he was the only one who had Klopp's ear".

"The relationship had broken down, and the players have been told Buvac is gone".

Liverpool confirmed this on Monday after reports breaking on Sunday evening claimed Buvac had left the club after a dispute with Jürgen Klopp.

Liverpool's position is that the club consider the matter to be private and they will not be making any further comment.

The timing is unfortunate, if not extraordinary, to say the least as Liverpool ready themselves for a potentially hard second leg in the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday, even though they hold a 5-2 lead from last week. "Him and Klopp have had huge rows before but always made up", wrote Honigstein on social media. "Short term effect is negligible but Klopp will want somebody else to bounce ideas off next season if he doesn't come back".

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