Thursday, October 03, 2013

Rodgers Snaps Up Liverpool Legends As Coaches

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has recruited some familiar faces to help with the club’s youth teams as Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman join the backroom staff at Anfield.

Rob Jones will also join the team who has been given the role of coaching the U21 and U18 sides at the Liverpool Academy in Kirkby.

Rodgers, speaking to the Liverpool Echo, said he was keen to use the expertise of some of the former players at the club to inspire the young players at Liverpool.

"It's great to have Robbie, Steve and Rob on board," said Rodgers.

"I wanted to get more former players involved and over the off-season I spoke to a number of them about a possible role here.

"For me it's so important to have players like that around. These are players who the young guys look up to.

"The three of them have come in recently and I know they have thoroughly enjoyed having that involvement of working with the kids.

"We're starting with the older academy players as they are ones they can really affect at this moment. It's both coaching and mentoring."

According to Sky Sports, Jamie Carragher had also been on Rodgers’ radar following his retirement but the former Liverpool defender decided to go into television as a pundit.

Between Fowler, Jones and McManaman the trio have almost 1,000 games experience for Liverpool, something Rodgers hopes will give them the ability to pass down advice to the youngsters at the club.

Liverpool currently sit second in the Premier League after victory over Sunderland on Sunday, their fourth league win of the season.

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