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Liverpool confirm Sean O'Driscoll in as Brendan Rodgers' right-hand man at Anfield

By Staff Reporter

Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of Sean O'Driscoll as their new assistant manager.

The former Bournemouth, Doncaster, Crawley, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City boss moves to Anfield after a spell in charge of England Under-19s.

The 58-year-old takes over as Brendan Rodgers' number two from Colin Pascoe, who was sacked last month following a robust end-of-season review.

Liverpool have also announced that Academy boss Pep Lijnders will step up to a newly-created role of first team development coach.

Both men began work as Liverpool returned to their Melwood base for the start of pre-season training on Monday.

Rodgers said: "I have made these appointments because I want to take us in a new technical direction, in terms of coaching.

"I believe the entire first-team set-up will benefit and I am extremely positive and excited about what we can achieve going forward."

It is understood the club are still looking to add a new first-team coach to the staff.

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