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Liverpool and Ablett part company

Gary Ablett (left)
Liverpool's reserves finished second-bottom in 2009 under Ablett (left)

Liverpool reserve team manager Gary Ablett is set to leave the club as boss Rafael Benitez continues a reshuffle of his backroom staff.

The former Liverpool and Everton defender won the reserve league in 2008 but leaves after three years in charge.

Anfield hero Kenny Dalglish has been tipped for an advisory role at the club while Gary McAllister is also believed to be lined up for a coaching position.

Frank McParland has already been recruited as the new academy director.

Spanish coach Pep Segura has also been brought in as academy technical manager as part of the overhaul, replacing Piet Hamberg.

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Ablett, who played over 100 games for Liverpool, will leave the club after taking a young side to compete in the International Cor Groenewegen tournament in Holland at the weekend.

Benitez is also believed to be planning further coaching changes with Hugh McAuley (under-18s), Dave Shannon (under-16s) and Paul Lever (under-14s) likely to be casualties of the changes.

John McMahon, brother of former Liverpool star Steve, could also be considered for a role at the club. He is currently assistant manager at Shrewsbury and has coached at Tranmere.



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Segura named Reds academy manager
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Hyypia bids farewell to Liverpool
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Ferguson & Benitez must 'move on'
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Man Utd money the key - Benitez
16 May 09 |  Liverpool
It was good to be back - Dalglish
15 May 09 |  Liverpool
Gerrard elated by writers' award
13 May 09 |  Liverpool
Dalglish makes Liverpool return
04 Jul 09 |  Liverpool
Ablett wants first-team regulars
08 May 08 |  Liverpool


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