Kenny Dalglish has wasted no time in restructuring Liverpool's coaching staff since replacing Roy Hodgson at Anfield with Steve Clarke named as the club's new first-team coach.
The former Chelsea and West Ham assistant will replace Mike Kelly, who Hodgson brought with him from Fulham in the summer, in the first significant change since Dalglish became Liverpool manager for the second time.
'Steve is a great addition to our team and I'm delighted we've been able to bring him in,' Dalglish said. 'I am looking forward to working with Steve alongside (assistant manager) Sammy Lee and our other staff.'
Clarke was at Liverpool's training ground today to begin coaching at his third Premier League club. The 47 year-old Scot worked under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea between 2004 and 2007 when the Blues won the Premier League twice, the FA cup and two Carling Cups.
The former Chelsea defender then joined West Ham under the management of former teammate Gianfranco Zola in 2008.
After retiring as a player in 1998 he became Ruud Gullit's assistant at Newcastle and was briefly caretaker manager at St James' before Sir Bobby Robson took over.
Mike Kelly was not present at Old Trafford yesterday for Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United and his departure from Anfield is expected to be announced in due course.