Liverpool confirm Lee departure

The 52-year-old, a former player alongside current boss Kenny

Dalglish, returned to Anfield in 2008 at the invitation of Rafael

Benitez and retained his position as assistant in January when

highly-respected coach Steve Clarke arrived to coincide with

Dalglish’s replacement of Roy Hodgson. “We’d like to place on

record our thanks for all of Sammy’s hard work over the years and

the contribution he has made to Liverpool,” Dalglish told the

club’s website. “He has always been a credit to the football club

and a credit to himself. “Everyone at Liverpool FC wishes him all

the best in his future career.” Lee, who played 294 times for the

Reds, winning three league titles and two European Cups, said: “I

returned to the club in 2008 and I’m proud of the contribution I’ve

been able to make since then. “I want to wish Kenny, the players

and the supporters all the best going forward.” Liverpool said in a

statement they “will continue to analyse the requirements of their

backroom team and will make further announcements in due course”.