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==Under 18s Coach==
 
==Under 18s Coach==
In July 2009, Liverpool agreed a deal to bring in renowned Barcelona youth coaches Rodolfo Borrell and [[Pep Segura]] to the club. In the mid-late 2000s, first team coach [[Rafael Benitez]] made it a priority of his to improve the club's academy, as it had failed to provide the first team with a key player since [[Steven Gerrard]] who made his debut in 1998. Borrell agreed a deal to take charge of the [[Liverpool F.C. Academy|under 18s]] in place of [[Hughie McAuley]].
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In July 2009, Liverpool agreed a deal to bring in renowned Barcelona youth coaches Rodolfo Borrell and [[Pep Segura]] to the club. First team coach [[Rafael Benitez]] made it a priority of his to improve the club's academy, which hadn't provided the first team with a key player since [[Steven Gerrard]]. Borrell agreed a deal to take control of the [[Liverpool F.C. Academy|under 18s]] from [[Hughie McAuley]].
   
During Borrell's tenure, there was a rapid improvement in the team's performances in the Premier Academy League and FA Youth Cup. In his [[2009-10 Academy Under 18s season|first season]] in charge, the team finished 4th as part of a congested mid-table in Premier Academy League Group C, and finished only in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup, being knocked out by Watford. However, during his [[2010-11 Academy Under 18s season|second season]] in charge, he led the team to an impressive 2nd placed finish in the Premier Academy League, losing out to Champions Everton by a single point- despite seeing his youngsters net 18 more goals than their cross-city rivals. He also led the team to the quarter-finals in the Youth Cup, being knocked out after a hard-fought tie with Manchester United.
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During Borrell's tenure, there was a notable improvement in the under 18's standing in the Premier Academy League and FA Youth Cup. In his [[2009-10 Academy Under 18s season|first season]] in charge, the team finished 4th as part of a congested mid-table in Premier Academy League Group C, and finished only in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup, being knocked out by Watford. However, during his [[2010-11 Academy Under 18s season|second season]] in charge, he led the team to an impressive 2nd placed finish in the Premier Academy League, losing out to Champions Everton by a single point- despite seeing his youngsters net 18 more goals than their cross-city rivals. He also led the team to the quarter-finals in the Youth Cup, being knocked out after a hard-fought tie with Manchester United.
   
Liverpool's Academy began to garner a great deal of attention during this season, and there was a sense of optimism at the talents being developed under Borrell's charge, most notably [[Raheem Sterling]], [[Jon Flanagan]], [[Jack Robinson]], [[Adam Morgan]] and [[Conor Coady]]- who Borrell had named the under 18s captain during both the [[2009-10 Academy Under 18s season|2009-10]] and [[2010-11 Academy Under 18s season|2010-11 Under-18s seasons]].
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Liverpool's Academy began to garner a great deal of attention during this season, and many Liverpool fans became excited at the talents being developed under Borrell's charge, most notably [[Raheem Sterling]], [[Jon Flanagan]], [[Jack Robinson]] and [[Adam Morgan]], who Borrell has helped transform from an unremarkable forward into a prolific goalscorer. Borrell has also placed a great deal of faith in [[Conor Coady]], naming him under 18s captain during both the [[2009-10 Academy Under 18s season|2009-10]] and [[2010-11 Academy Under 18s season|2010-11 Under-18s seasons]].
   
 
==Reserve Team Coach==
 
==Reserve Team Coach==
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