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Liverpool Surprisingly Axe Key Academy coaches Frank McParland and Rodolfo Borrell

Borrell had been head-hunted from Barcelona’s famed La Masia. 

Premier League giants Liverpool have caused a major surprise by opting to part company with Academy coaches Frank McParland and Rodolfo Borrell, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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The duo had been hired by previous Reds head coach Rafa Benitez back in 2009 when the Spaniard embarked on a major overhaul of how the club’s youth teams operated and were coached in an attempt to increase the number of young players coming through the system to be be at his disposal in the first team.

However, it now appears as though new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is embarking on exactly the same type of restructuring process, with it being understood that the Northern Irishman has actually been wanting to take this course of action for some time now, with Rodgers said to have been distinctly unhappy with the standard of youth-team players coming through the ranks since he replaced ex-manager Kenny Dalglish in the summer of 2012.

Borrell and McParland, Head of Academy Coaching and Academy Director respectively, did produce players such as Suso, Andre Wisdom, Jon Flannagan, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe, who have all appeared in the Liverpool first team under Rodgers.

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