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The Anfield official has hinted that a collaborative team of consultants could work with the club's new coach, a system traditionally found in the European game

Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre has provided further detail on the new structure set to be put in place following Brendan Rodgers' appointment as coach.  

The ex-Swansea boss was unveiled on Friday morning as successor to Kenny Dalglish, and Ayre shed light on a set-up exclusively revealed on Wednesday after Roberto Martinez declined the opportunity at Anfield.

Ayre told reporters on Friday: "The structure really is - and Brendan's aware of this and it was part of that process of finding the person that fits - a kind of more continental, director of football type structure, where you've got a collaborative group of people working around the football area.

"We don't envisage, at this point in time, having a director of football per se, but having a group of people that will work collaboratively with Brendan to deliver the football side of it."

Reports have suggested Pep Segura, currently technical director of Liverpool's academy, is in line to take a more prominent role at the club as Fenway Sports Group move to appoint the key figures to work alongside the Northern Irishman.

The 39-year-old is also expected to bring three key figures from Swansea to Anfield. Assistant manager Colin Pascoe, head of sports science Glenn Driscoll and performance analyst Chris Davies are all in line to move with Rodgers to Merseyside.