Liverpool make plans to find 'Steven Gerrard successor'

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Liverpool owners New England Sports Ventures (NESV) are further demonstrating their willingness to invest in youth by planning an overhaul of the current Academy set up, it has been claimed.

The News of the World reports that Reds director of football strategy, Damien Comolli, has mooted the idea of providing more interaction between the first team and the youth squads by creating a training complex accessible for every Liverpool team.

With the Liverpool reserves recently relocated to Kirby, provisional discussions have reportedly commenced regarding the first team potentially following suit.

Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool squad currently train at Melwood but - although a move could prove to be expensive - senior figures at the club are said to be keen on the idea of the Academy squads and senior team being integrated.


According to, the idea for change has been tempered by the need to produce more potential Liverpool first teamers and eventually discover a successor for Steven Gerrard - and others.

The Liverpool captain has spent his entire career with the club after successfully moving through the youth ranks but the the Reds' Academy has been less fruitful in recent years.

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