Date: 2nd October 2013 at 11:26am
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Brendan Rodgers has called upon Liverpool legends, Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Rob Jones to come back to Liverpool and help out with the Academy.

The trio have been recruited up on a part-time basis to work with the clubs’ under-21s and under-18s squads at the Kirkby Academy. Brendan Rodgers is seeking to tap into the skills, knowledge and experience of the former Liverpool stars and believes the young players at Kirkby will greatly benefit from this move.

“It’s great to have Robbie, Steve and Rob on board,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

“I said at the end of last season that I wanted to get more former players involved and over the off-season I spoke to a number of them about a possible role here.

“For me it’s so important to have players like that around.

“These are players who the young guys look up to.

“The three of them have come in recently and I know they have thoroughly enjoyed having that involvement of working with the kids.

“We’re starting with the older Academy players as they are ones they can really affect at this moment.”

There is nothing better for the young players to be able to interact and be coached by legends such as these. As an academy player you have been looking up to these guys and seeing them player, and they would make sure they take in everything they are taught.

The young strikers would benefit the most for me in having Robbie showing them the ropes. There are very few better natural goalscorers than Fowler and his knowledge will greatly benefit the future Liverpool number nines.

Bringing in these three players is a good move in my opinion by Brendan Rodgers. He is still trying to keep the “Liverpool way” of doing things going by giving the ex players are chance to return at the club. Hopefully this will be beneficial and the trio stay on a permanent basis. Who knows, maybe in a couple of seasons time we could have one of the Liverpool legends being manager of Liverpool.