Coach Steve Clarke leaves Liverpool on ‘amicable terms’

First team coach Steve Clarke leaves Liverpool following Brendan Rodgers' appointment as the Reds' new manager

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Brendan Rodgers signed a three-year deal at Anfield last Friday Photo: nPower

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First team coach Steve Clarke has parted company with Liverpool less than a week after Brendan Rodgers’ arrival on Merseyside.

Clarke, who was Kenny Dalglish’s number two at Anfield, offered his resignation when the Scot was dismissed as manager in May but the club rejected it.

The news was confirmed in a statement released by the League Managers Association on Wednesday. It read: “The LMA can today confirm that Steve Clarke and Liverpool FC have parted company on amicable terms.

“Steve was appointed first team coach in January 2011 and now looks forward to the next challenge in his career.”

Clarke joined Liverpool in January 2011 following Dalglish’s arrival at Anfield after spells as a coach at West Ham, Chelsea and Newcastle United.

New Liverpool boss Rodgers is yet to name a number two but assistant manager Colin Pascoe, performance analyst Chris Davies and head of sports science and medicine Glen Driscoll all followed the Northern Irishman to Anfield from Swansea City.

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