This would be an outstanding appointment for Liverpool, we reckon…
Manager Brendan Rodgers held discussions with our former heroic midfielder Gary McAllister, with the ex-Scotland international favourite to come on board and join the coaching team.
This summer Rodgers’ former assistant Colin Pascoe was replaced by Sean O’Driscoll, and Mike Marsh, also fired – looks set to be replaced by McAllister – who has managerial experience with Coventry and Leeds.
The 50-year-old famously arrived at us in 2000 on a free transfer from Coventry City, and played an enormous part in our FA Cup and UEFA Cup triumphs. He also scored a memorable free-kick winner in the Merseyside derby to secure his Liverpool legend.
Pepijn Lijnders has also joined the first-team set-up as ‘first-team development coach’, so barring Rodgers’ personal involvement – the training ground will be looking a little different this term.
Following our sixth placed finish last season that’s arguably no bad thing. Let’s hope McAllister can provide the same inspiration from here than he did on the pitch for us.