Liverpool dispense with backroom team of Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh

Image: Colin Pascoe, Liverpool assistant manager

Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe is set to follow Mike Marsh in leaving the club, according to Sky sources.

The departure of Pascoe, who had 12 months remaining on his contract, follows the decision not to renew the contract of first-team coach Mike Marsh.

Rodgers brought Pascoe with him from Swansea when he became Liverpool manager in June 2012 but he has gone as part of the "comprehensive plan for improvement" agreed after Tuesday's meeting between Rodgers, chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon.

Speculation has already begun over who will replace Marsh with former players Sami Hyypia, the ex-Bayer Leverkusen and Brighton manager, and Bolo Zenden, who served as interim assistant manager to Rafa Benitez at Chelsea in 2012-13 season, two early names suggested.

Goalkeeping coach John Achterberg, whose position had looked uncertain, will continue in his current role.

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