Kenny Dalglish brings in former Stamford Bridge hero to help revive Anfield fortunes.
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Former Chelsea and West Ham coach Steve Clarke has been appointed first-team coach at Liverpool. (BBC Sport)
Kenny Dalglish began his task of reviving Liverpool’s stuttering season today with the new Anfield boss appointing Steve Clarke as his No 2.
Clarke’s last job was as assistant to Gianfranco Zola at West Ham but his reputation as a coach is built on four years as assistant to Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
Dalglish said: ‘Steve is a great addition to our backroom team and I’m delighted we’ve been able to bring him into the club.
‘I am looking forward to working with Steve alongside Sammy and our other technical staff.’
At Stamford Bridge he helped the Portuguese coach guide the Blues to their first league title in 50 years in 2005 before adding another Premier League the season after along with two League Cups and an FA Cup.
Clarke stayed on at Chelsea under Moruinho’s successor Avram Grant and acted briefly as Luiz Felipe Scolari’s right-hand man before leaving Chelsea in September 2008 for Upton Park to assist Gianfranco Zola in charge of the Hammers. (Daily Mail)
So what do Liverpool supporters feel about this appointment? Clearly Steve Clarke has massive amounts of experience from his time at assistant boss at Chelsea and at West Ham and appears to have the right mentality that may help spark the Anfield squad back into life after a horrible first half of the season.
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