Liverpool Women appoint new assistant manager to Matt Beard

Liverpool Women have appointed Scott Rogers as the team's new assistant manager marking his return after five years away from the club.

Rogers will be assistant to head coach Matt Beard, like he was when the Reds won two back-to-back Women's Super League titles in 2013 and 2014.

When Beard left Merseyside in 2015 to coach in the United States, Rogers took over as Liverpool Women manager, but left shortly afterwards and has most recently been at Accrington Stanley.

Rogers will team up with Beard's other assistant manager Amber Whiteley and should help continue the club's ascent back to the upper echelons of the WSL.

Speaking about Rogers' appointment, Beard stated: "Scott interviewed really well, we were really impressed with what he’s done since leaving Liverpool at Blackburn Rovers and latterly at Accrington Stanley.

"Scott is well qualified and is probably the icing on the cake in regard to what I need from the technical staff to complement myself and complement Amber. It’s a perfect fit."

Commenting on his return, Rogers said: "It feels brilliant to be back. I’ve been out on the grass with the players and staff already. This role suits my skillset and I’ve obviously got a lot of experience of doing this role and working under Matt.

“I understand how Matt works, I know what he expects of me and I hope he knows what he can expect from me. He was a big pulling point and Liverpool are a big football club – it’s very difficult to turn Liverpool down."

Liverpool currently sit sixth in the WSL after a strong start to the season, picking up two wins and a draw from their opening four matches.

Rogers should be in the dugout alongside Beard for Liverpool's next match, a home encounter with Willie Kirk's high-flying Leicester City on Sunday, 5 November.

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