Liverpool U23 coach Neil Critchley has left his position to take up the head coach role in Blackpool.

The 41-year-old had to stand in for Jurgen Klopp on two occasions this year due to the congested fixtures list.

Critchley led a youthful side out in the EFL Quarter Finals against Aston Villa as a stand in for the first team’s absence due to their involvement in the FIFA Club World Cup. Unfortunately for the Blackpool born, his side were on the back of a 5-0 thrashing.

He was again given the nod during the newly adopted Winter Break period and fielded the U23’s against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fourth round replay. His team came out on top via a 1-0 win which kept Liverpool in the competition.

His replacement at Liverpool has already been announced to be Tim Jenkins, who is taking the job on a temporary basis. Jenkins previously served as the assistant coach/head of analysis at the club.

Liverpool U23’s next match comes against Wolfsburg on the 10th of March in the Premier League International Cup Quarter Finals.