Liverpool poised to launch shock swoop for ex-Anfield hero

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Dietmar Hamann could seal a return to Liverpool as part of Kenny Dalglish's coaching team.

According to, the German - who is currently contracted to MK Dons for one season as a player-coach - has ambitions of launching a full-time career in coaching and has identified Anfield as the ideal place to do so.

Hamann spent seven successful years with Liverpool; winning a treble in 2001, as well as playing an instrumental role in the historic 2005 Champions League final victory.

Dalglish is thought to be an admirer of former Newcastle and Manchester City midfielder and is keen to add him to his new-look coaching set-up at Liverpool.

No less than seven backroom staff have left Liverpool this week, while Dalglish has added former Chelsea and West Ham assistant Steve Clarke as his no.2 - an offer Clarke was ecstatic to accept.

"I was sat at home doing nothing and now I've got the chance of working with a football great in Kenny Dalglish and also working for one of the world's leading football clubs," said the new Liverpool assistant manager.

"I am really looking forward to working with Kenny and the rest of the staff to help bring good times back to the club."

There have also been calls from some quarters for Dalglish to recruit Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher into the set-up, but the Anfield legend won't be making any hasty decisions.

"Carra's doing his (coaching) badges and I'm sure that in the long term he wants to be involved in football," commented the Liverpool boss.

"But at this moment in time he is on the way back from a dislocated shoulder. He was at the match there and it was great to see him.

"There will be discussions after this but right at this moment he is just coming back That's not to dismiss anything else that will happen in the future."

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