Paul Clement`s spell on gardening leave is rumoured to be a short one!
Identified as being surplus to requirements under the new regime, the rumour-mill is alive with the suggestion that our former assistant coach is bound for Anfield.
A vacancy has arisen on the Anfield coaching staff with the sudden departure of Sammy Lee.
The former Anfield player is rumoured to be bound for Upton Park to join up with Sam Allardyce, a partnership that served Bolton Wanderers well during Sam`s spell there.
Interestingly, if true, Clement will join Steve Clarke amongst Kenny Dalglish`s backroom staff. Having previously worked with Steve Clarke at Chelsea we can only wonder if Clarke had a word or two about Clement with the Kop legend!
Haven't seen that announced yet if it's happening. But the son of another QPR Great has joined Liverpool
Kevin Keen leaves West Ham to become Liverpool's first-team coach
• Kevin Keen will renew his Upton Park work with Steve Clarke • Kenny Dalglish welcomes 'great addition to our technical staff'
Liverpool have appointed Kevin Keen as first-team coach following the departure of Sammy Lee. Keen spent nine years on the coaching staff at West Ham United and was named caretaker manager on three occasions, most recently for the final game of last season, a 3-0 defeat at home to Sunderland.
He will work alongside Steve Clarke at Anfield having signed a three-year deal, and will report with his new colleagues for the first day of pre-season training on Monday.
"I'm delighted that Kevin is joining us to work alongside Steve Clarke coaching the first team," Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool manager, said. "He has previously worked with Steve at West Ham and has a good reputation and a good manner about him. He is highly respected in the game and will be a great addition to our staff."
Keen made more than 600 appearances in spells with West Ham, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stoke City, Macclesfield and Wycombe.