Irishman set to be appointed as Liverpool No.2

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Sean O'Driscoll set for Liverpool role
Sean O'Driscoll set for Liverpool role

Former Republic of Ireland international Sean O'Driscoll is set to be appointed as assistant manager to Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool.

O'Driscoll has had spells in charge at Bournemouth, Doncaster Rovers, Crawley Town, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City and he has been working with the England under-19 side in recent months.

Yet it seems as if Rodgers has been given a license to appoint his new No.2, after the surprise departures of Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh from his coaching staff earlier this month.

Rodgers is clearly an admirer of O'Driscoll's talents, as he confirmed with these comments last year suggesting he was worthy of a chance to prove his worth at a higher level of the game.

"Sean O’Driscoll is one of the best coaches I have ever come across," stated the Liverpool boss.

“He has never had a chance in the top flight. His teams were expressive, had movement, they were technical, but he will probably never get a chance at a higher level.”

Liverpool's under-16s coach Pepijn Lijnders is also being tipped to win a promotion to Rodgers' remodelled back-up team.