Liverpool announce exit of key staff member who made ‘critically important decision’ last season

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Dr Jim Moxon has left Liverpool having been at the club since 2016.

Liverpool have announced that club doctor Jim Moxon has left the club to pursue a fresh challenge.

Dr Moxon joined the Reds in 2016 as the academy’s head of sports medicine and fitness.

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He was promoted to club doctor in 2020 and led the club’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now Dr Moxon departs Anfield for new opportunities.

What’s been said

Speaking to the club website, he said: “During my time at LFC I have met and worked with so many fantastic people in every department across the club.

“I have learnt so much about what makes a great team and how to be a better doctor.

“I have shared so many amazing experiences with my colleagues and the club are lucky to have so many great staff. I would like to wish everyone at the club – players and staff – the very best for the coming season and beyond.”

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‘Split-second to make those calls’

Harvey Elliott receives treatment from Dr Jim Moxon and physio Chris Morgan following his horrific ankle injury against Leeds United. Picture: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty ImagesHarvey Elliott receives treatment from Dr Jim Moxon and physio Chris Morgan following his horrific ankle injury against Leeds United. Picture: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
Harvey Elliott receives treatment from Dr Jim Moxon and physio Chris Morgan following his horrific ankle injury against Leeds United. Picture: OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images | AFP via Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on Dr Moxon last season for his split-decision making when Harvey Elliott suffered a horrific ankle injury against Leeds United.

Along first physio Chris Morgan, they ensured that the attacking midfielder made the right call - with The Athletic previously reporting Elliott’s dislocated left ankle was put back into place within 20 seconds.

Telling Liverpool’s match-day programme before their 2-0 win over Leicester City in February, Klopp said: “Chris Morgan and Jim Moxon made critically important decisions on the pitch at Elland Road that day which protected Harvey when he was at his most vulnerable.

“They had a split-second to make those calls and they made all the right ones. The surgeon and doctors who cared for him in hospital likewise.”

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