Liverpool coach has been poached by Brazilian legend, leaving space for Steven Gerrard appointment

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This is a pretty odd story, but such is football and such is Liverpool!

Our Under-23 coach Michael Beale is quitting Merseyside for Sao Paulo, having been asked to work as Rogerio Ceni’s assistant manager for the Brazilian side.

Ceni met Beale at a coaching course last year and the pair hit it off. Now, he’s contacted him about the role in South America and bravely, Beale is keen.

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The Telegraph suggests that Steven Gerrard, recently retired, could replace Beale as manager of the the Under-23s, which currently homes a plethora of extremely talented youngsters.

They’ve played for Jurgen Klopp’s first-team already, but the likes of Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sheyi Ojo will be under our former captain’s stewardship. If that won’t inspire them, nothing will!

The report also claims that Gerrard’s role might be more of an overriding working with various youth age groups and that someone else will be given the Under-23 role, but for us, it seems the perfect time for the legend to step in.

Beale joined us in 2012 from Chelsea and is credited with having a positive effect on our current crop of talented teenagers.

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