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Clarke set for Liverpool contract talks

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Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are believed to have opened talks with assistant manager Steve Clarke over a new Anfield deal according to The Guardian.

The Reds number two is ready to commit his long-term future to Liverpool by signing a three-and-a-half year contract, just over three months after joining the club.

Clarke was drafted in by interim manager Kenny Dalglish, to work as his right hand man, only a day after Liverpool's prodigal son made a sensational return to Anfield in January.

The impact 'King' Kenny and his backroom team have had on rejuvenating Liverpool's season has been seismic – with Manchester United the only team to have collected more points in the Barclays Premier League since their arrival.

A considerable upturn in form has incited calls for both Dalglish and Clarke to be appointed on a full-time basis, with these latest developments looking to be a step in the right direction.


 

"Anyone watching us play right now can see the spirit is high, the confidence is good and the performances have been decent. Now we need to continue it," said Clarke.

"If you are working well as a group and working well day in, day out in training – you can see they're taking that on to the pitch right now."

Dalglish has already held talks with John W.Henry and Tom Werner, Liverpool's principal owner and chairman, over succeeding Roy Hodgson on a long-term basis.

However, his widely anticipated appointment has yet to be finalised, despite the Reds rapid transformation under his, and Clarke’s stewardship.

"If you've got that togetherness it goes a long way in any team sport – especially football," Clarke concluded.

Talks over a new deal for the popular first-team coach looks to be the latest indication that Liverpool will secure the services of their dream management team, with an announcement expected before the end of the season.

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