Liverpool interview Chelsea youth chief

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Liverpool have held talks with Chelsea youth chief Jim Fraser over the vacant academy director position on Merseyside.

The Reds sacked Frank McParland from the post at the end of November, and are currently searching for a replacement for the now-Brentford director of football.

Fraser has emerged as a candidate for the role, according to, with Liverpool speaking to a man Brendan Rodgers knows well following his own time with the Blues.

The current academy number two has worked his way up through the ranks at Stamford Bridge, having initially joined Chelsea in 2004.

He’s now deputy to Neil Bath in west London, oversees the development of the U9s to U16s and is head of recruitment from U15s to U19s.

And, if lured away from Chelsea, he’ll be taking on additional responsibility with the Reds.

Liverpool haven’t offered the position to Fraser yet, according to, but he’d be tasked with continuing the development of top young players if he gets the nod.

Rodgers is currently benefiting from the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jon Flanagan in the first-team, whilst the likes of Jordan Ibe and Conor Coady could be involved in the near future.

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