Liverpool legend Steve McManaman is delighted to have returned to the club.

McManaman, along with his ex-team-mates Robbie Fowler and Rob Jones, accepted an invitation from manager Brendan Rodgers to work with the under-21 and under-18 squads.

"It's great to be back involved at Liverpool and it's going really well," McManaman told the Liverpool Echo.

"Robbie, Rob and myself were all flattered to be asked by Brendan and we're just there to help in any way we can.

"We've all got other commitments as well so it's a flexible arrangement where we're able to go down whenever we want.

"Alex Inglethorpe and Neil Critchley are the main men. They are the coaches and they take the sessions. We're there to contribute if we see anything we think the youngsters could work on to become better players.

"Robbie and myself both joined Liverpool as young kids, we've been through that process of working your way up through the system and then making that jump into the first-team squad.

"If any of the kids want to ask questions or bounce ideas off us we're there. They've got our phone numbers."

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