Brendan Rodgers wants more Liverpool legends at the club

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he wants to get more Reds legends involved in the club, with Jamie Carragher retiring

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Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield last May Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers says he wants to get more Liverpool legends involved in the club through coaching or ambassadorial roles.

Former England international Jamie Carragher is set to call time on a 16-year Reds career at the end of the season.

With the defender providing invaluable experience in the Liverpool squad, Rodgers is looking to utilise other former players.

“It’s something I want to do for next season across the club, which is get former players involved,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

“This is a wonderful football club. With the likes of Jamie Carragher moving on in the summer, I want to look around and see people with a link to the past.

“We will be looking to do that in a number of areas, whether that be through coaching or ambassadorial roles, but there’s nothing concrete at the moment. The most important thing for me is the club, not Brendan Rodgers. I stressed to the owners that this is something I want to push forward in the summer.”

Meanwhile, Rodgers revealed Joe Allen, Martin Kelly and Raheem Sterling are all set to return to training in the coming weeks after their respective spells on the sidelines.

“Joe will probably train with the team before the end of the season and then he will be ready for the begining of the season.

“Raheem is the same. He had a chronic problem but just needed a bit of time to recover and because he’s such a young player we needed to look after him but he will be fit and flying for the new season.

“Martin Kelly is the same. We are not going to rush him, he’s worked tirelessly through the season and will be back.”

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