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Premier League: Liverpool appoint former Nottingham Forest and Bristol City manager Sean O'Driscoll as new coach


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has continued his backroom shake up by appointing Sean O'Driscoll as his new assistant.

With former assistant manager Colin Pascoe and coach Mike Marsh both being sacked last month, Rodgers has moved to replace them in his staff with O'Driscoll and academy coach Pep Lijnders, who moves up to the senior side.

58-year-old O'Driscoll will leave his current England post, and has previously managed Bournemouth, Doncaster Rovers, Crawley Town, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City.

Speaking of the appointments, Rodgers said: "I have made these appointments because I want to take us in a new technical direction, in terms of coaching."

"I believe the entire first-team set-up will benefit and I am extremely positive and excited about what we can achieve, as a group, going forward."

"My admiration for Sean, as a professional, is well documented. He is someone with a clear vision and philosophy and has proved he has the ability to transfer that knowledge, through his coaching, to the players."

Liverpool have moved quickly since the end of last season to change things up, having already made over half a dozen new signings, including the likes of James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne and Danny Ings.

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