Liverpool have appointed former Chelsea and West Ham assistant Steve Clarke as their first-team coach.
Clarke will assist new manager Kenny Dalglish, who took over from former boss Roy Hodgson on Saturday.
Dalglish said: “Steve is a great addition to our team and I’m delighted we’ve been able to bring him in.
“I am looking forward to working with Steve alongside [assistant manager] Sammy Lee and our other staff.”
The Scot left West Ham by mutual consent in June 2010 after Gianfranco Zola was sacked as manager the previous month.
But it was during his time at Chelsea where he achieved most of his success. Under Jose Mourinho between 2004 and 2007, Clarke was part of a coaching team which helped the Blues win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two Carling Cups over three seasons.
With Dalglish, 59, out of top-level football management since he left Celtic in 2000, Clarke’s appointment will be seen an attempt to assuage fears over the new manager’s lengthy absence from the game.