MUFC fan from Malaysia joins Liverpool’s sports science department

A Malaysian sports science PhD student has reportedly joined the backroom staff of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side, as reported by Harian Metro.

Firdaus Maasar, who previously had a short stint as Sime Darby U21’s fitness coach, is currently attached to Liverpool John Moores University, where is he completing his PhD in Sport and Exercise Physiology.

Photo Credit: Liverpool FC
Photo Credit: Liverpool FCMaas

But as revealed in photos that were captured at Melwood, Firdaus is now providing sports science support for Liverpool, ahead of the new Premier League season.

In fact, a Liverpool Fan Club in Malaysia contacted Firdaus through Facebook, before obtaining clarification on the role he’s currently playing within Jurgen Klopp’s set-up.

Photo Credit: Kelab Penyokong Liverpool (Malaysia)
Photo Credit: Kelab Penyokong Liverpool (Malaysia)

“I’m a PhD student in Liverpool John Moores University and I’m currently supervised by the English FA and Liverpool FC under the Football Exchange program,” Firdaus explained.

“I’m currently part of a team that provides sports science support for Liverpool’s sports science department,” he added.

Ironically though, Firdaus is a Manchester United fan, as depicted in a photo of him donning a United kit on his Facebook profile!

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