Michael Yates, U13 coach - Liverpool FC
Former Liverpool FC Academy striker Michael Yates returned to the complex in August 2014 in a coaching capacity, to take charge of the U6-U9 youth teams.
Ahead of the 2015-16 season, he took up a new role as youth development coach and currently coaches the U13s.
Michael signed for Liverpool at the age of eight and progressed through the Academy youth system up to reserve-team level, growing up and playing alongside Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard, and learning the game from first-team regulars and legends such as John Barnes, Robbie Fowler, Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman.
After being released by Liverpool at the age of 18, Michael was asked by Steve Heighway (Academy director from 1989 to 2007) to become one of the first full-time Academy coaches whil...