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Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers make potentially season-changing signing; are more super additions on the way?

Liverpool have completed the signing of Sean O’Driscoll, who will join the club as Brendan Rodgers’s assistant.

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The new Number Two was previously the boss of England’s U-19 team, but will leave his position with the nation’s youth side in order to sample life as a Premier League assistant.

The 58-year-old will bring extensive experience of the lower leagues, having managed the likes of Bristol City, Doncaster Rovers, Crawley Town, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth.

He will work alongside Pep Ljinders, who was previously a coach at the academy, while BBC Sport report that a third appointment looks likely.

The pair will replace Mike Marsh and Colin Pascoe, both of whom were sacked following Liverpool’s disappointing campaign last term.

The harsh action taken by Rodgers was a bid to transform the Reds’ fortunes following their mixed season, and the Northern Irish coach will be hoping that the addition of the experienced campaigner O’Driscoll can help return the glory days to Anfield.

“I have made these appointments because I want to take us in a new technical direction, in terms of coaching,” Rodgers began, speaking to BBC Sport.

“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.”

It looks unlikely that the Reds’ summer transfer machinations have come to an end. Brendan Rodgers is likely to be in need of more offensive talent, and the likes of Christian Benteke and Pedro have been linked with a switch to Anfield.

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