First name: Michael
Job title: Head of coaching for the foundation phase
Michael Beale returned to the LFC Academy in the new role of head of coaching for the foundation phase, in September 2017.
Beale had previously spent more than four years at the Reds’ youth base in Kirkby, latterly as the manager of the club’s U23s team.
In December 2016, he departed for a fresh challenge in Brazil with Sao Paulo, but was delighted to come back to the Academy nine months later.
“Being a youth developer, it is fantastic for me to be back at the Academy and coaching the young players,” said Beale, whose remit will include not only creating skilled footballers but coaches too.
“I will be head of coaching from the U5 to U11 phase. The job will lead to me working across many of the age groups but that’s my sole responsibility now and it’s one I am really looking forward to.
“We are a world-class football club, but with that the game changes and we want to make sure we are at the forefront of youth development.
“I love youth development and there’s no other club I would rather be doing that than here at Liverpool.”