Report: Alex Inglethorpe to remain in current Liverpool role after backroom staff departures

Brendan Rodgers is looking to fill vacancies among his backroom staff after the departure of his assistant manager and first team coach.

Liverpool's Under-21 manager Alex Inglethorpe is likely to retain his role at the academy in Kirkby according to the Liverpool Echo, after speculation emerged suggesting he could become part of Brendan Rodgers' backroom staff. 

Rodgers is looking to fill two key roles within his team after the departure of assistant manager Colin Pascoe, and first team coach Mike Marsh as heads seem to have rolled following the poor season that saw the Reds finish in sixth place in the Premier League and finish the season without any silverware. 

It is believed Rodgers sees Inglethorpe as most valuable to the club when it comes to helping develop the younger players rather than working with the first team.

So it leaves two key roles up for grabs for the Reds. Some fans may want to see someone who has recently been a part of the club arrive.

Former Bayer Leverkusen and Brighton boss Sami Hyypia spent 10 years at Anfield as a centre-back before trying to move into management, and he may be prepared to take a step back.

He is highly thought of by the fans at the club, and could be one man to help the Reds solve their defensive issues, which have been evident for the past two seasons - while former winger Bolo Zenden has also had experience of being part of backroom staff elsewhere and could be considered for the role.

We have seen during Rodgers' tenure at the club that he likes to bring in people who know the club well, with Robbie Fowler among those working with the youngsters at the academy, so it will be interesting to see how things move forward. 

The appointments that Rodgers will make to his backroom staff will prove to be important as they look to improve their fortunes from last season.  

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