According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool could be set to promoted under-16 youth coach Pepijn Lijnders to the senior coaching staff after he earned rave reviews for his methods.
Lijnders, who joined Liverpool last summer from Porto, has been credited with having a huge influence on young trio Trent Alexander-Arnold, Toni Gomes and Yan Dhanda and could look to promote them into the senior team picture faster if given the promotion.
The trio have already trained with the first team, as mentioned in the Daily Mail’s report, and having their trusted coach alongside Rodgers can only benefit them in the long term.
Who are Alexander-Arnold, Gomes and Dhanda?
Alexander-Arnold has captained the Reds at Under-18 level and England at Under-17 level in the past year and is known for his work-rate and leadership on the pitch, as well as his technical ability.
He is a player that could well one day follow in the footsteps of Jordan Rossiter in midfield and eventually make his debut for the first team in the not too distant future.
Toni Gomes is a player without the recognition of the other two mentioned, but is still certainly not lacking in potential.
Liverpool went out their way to land the 17-year-old from Villarreal on deadline day last summer, as reported by IBT, and has already appeared in Spain’s division three.
Yan Dhanda is a player that carries big expectations after signing from West Bromwich Albion in 2013.
He has already admitted that he will look to emulate Philippe Coutinho at Anfield, as quoted on Liverpoolfc.com, and has not tried to shy from the fact that he wants to become the first ever player with Indian heritage to play for Liverpool.
All three will know be hoping that a good word in Rodgers’ ear could see them training with the first team on a more regular basis, with a view to a possible cup appearance or two.