Brendan Rodgers thinks it’s important for the youngsters to have their idols at close quarters…
Liverpool have employed club legends Robbie Fowler and Steve Mcmanaman as youth team coaches, as well as former right-back Rob Jones, reports the Sunday World.
All three will assist the Under-21 and Under-18 sides at the famous Kirkby academy.
Under Northern Irish boss Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool have given debuts to a whole host of talented young footballers, including Raheem Sterling, Andre Wisdom, Jordon Ibe, Suso, Jerome Sinclair and Connor Coady to name but a few.
Rodgers wants to bring in the Anfield greats to help nurture the young talent coming through, and inspire the next generation of Liverpool superstars.
“It’s great to have Robbie, Steve and Rob on board,” Rodgers said on the trio.
“I wanted to get more former players involved and over the off-season I spoke to a number of them about a possible roles here.
“For me it’s so important to have players like that around. These are players who the young guys look up to.”
Sterling and Ibe are rated as particularly promising prospects, with the former having already won an England cap despite being only 18-years-old. Centre-half Wisdom is the captain of the England Under-21s, and also rated very highly.
“The three of them have come in recently and I know they have thoroughly enjoyed having that involvement of working with the kids,” Rodgers continued.
“We’re starting with the older academy players as they are ones they can really affect at this moment.
“It’s both coaching and mentoring.”
Fowler scored 230 goals in England before moving to Australia in the latter stages of his career, while Mcmanaman joined Real Madrid after a successful spell with the Reds in the nineties.