Saturday 23 September 2017

Liverpool coach Steven Gerrard to lead young Reds out in Europe this season

Philippe Coutinho has returned to Liverpool's Melwood training ground after playing for Brazil
Philippe Coutinho has returned to Liverpool's Melwood training ground after playing for Brazil

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will take charge of the club's under-19s in the UEFA Youth League this season.

Gerrard, a Champions League winner with the Reds in 2005, has just begun his first campaign as under-18s manager at the academy and has been asked to lead an older age group in Europe.

He will already be coaching the majority of that squad on a day-to-day basis.

"Steven Gerrard will manage the Liverpool U19s when they embark on their UEFA Youth League campaign next week," said a club statement.

The under-19s' fixtures mirror those of the first team and so the youth side will kick off at home to Sevilla on Wednesday before tackling matches against Maribor and Spartak Moscow.

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