Steven Gerrard shocked by departures of Pascoe and Marsh from Liverpool

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Steven Gerrard has admitted he's surprised that Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh have left Liverpool's back-room staff.

The 35-year-old played his final game during the Reds' 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Stoke City last month and will join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy in July.

Leaving Anfield

Gerrard worked with Pascoe and Marsh for three years after Brendan Rodgers took the helm at Anfield in 2012.

However, it was announced last Friday that the pair had been relieved of their duties at Liverpool, with Rodgers keeping his job following a meeting with club owners Fenway Sports Group concerning the backlash of the Merseyside outfit's underwhelming season.

The removal of Pascoe and Marsh has come as a shock to many, particularly the former, as the Welshman was hand-picked by Rodgers to be his assistant after working with each other at Swansea City previously.

Now, Gerrard, who has recently been announced as a BT Sport pundit for next season's Champions League, has revealed he's amongst those astonished to see his former coaches leave Liverpool.

“I was surprised Brendan Rodgers made changes to back-room staff at Liverpool. I will be interested to hear his reasons why," he told the Liverpool Echo.

Thin Ice

Liverpool's last term under Rodgers was distinctly underwhelming and there were rumours that the manager would also depart the club.

Despite him keeping his job, Fenway Sports Group clearly feel that the coaching at Anfield has not been good enough this season. The philosophy of the owners is to buy young players with potential and coach them into world-class talents, although many of last summer's signings don't look to be on the right course.

With FSG clearly still backing their policy, they've identified that coaching at Liverpool was not good enough. Since Pascoe and Marsh have left it must mean that Rodgers' role was carefully assessed as well, and club chairman John Henry could have considered also sacking the 43-year-old. 


In truth Liverpool have a significant summer of rebuilding to do if they are to pip Manchester United and Arsenal to the top-four next season. They've already signed James Milner and Danny Ings, both on free transfers, but Rodgers will be keen to bring more new recruits to his squad and add real class.

A goalscorer is a priority as Liverpool were toothless where it mattered most during the last campaign netting just 52 Premier League goals in total. The addition of a central defender will also be high on Rodgers' list of priorities.

Liverpool fans, do you think Rodgers should have lost his job as well? Let us know what you think in the comments box below.

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