Ex-Chelsea coach Clement in frame for Lee Liverpool job
Replacements are already being linked with Sammy Lee's job at Liverpool.
His sudden departure ends a long association with the club for the 52-year-old, who started his Anfield career as a schoolboy during the days of Bill Shankly and returned as Rafa Benitez's No 2 in May 2008.
The main contenders to replace him are Paul Clement, who left a similar position at Chelsea this week, and the club's former midfielder Gary McAllister.
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