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| dob = 31 January 1971
 
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| pob = Madrid, Spain
 
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| job = Reserve Team Head Coach (May 2011-)
| prevjob = Under 18s Coach (July 2009-May 2011)<br>Reserve Team Head Coach (May 2011-November 2012)<br>Head of Academy Coaching (November 2012-November 2013)
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'''Rodolfo Borrell Marco''' (born 31 January 1971) is a Spanish youth coach, who was the Head of [[Liverpool Academy|Academy]] Coaching at [[Liverpool F.C.|Liverpool]]. He has previously had a two-year spell as head coach of the Liverpool Under 18s and an eighteen-month stint in charge of the [[Liverpool Reserves|Reserve]] sides. Recruited in the summer of 2009 by [[Rafael Benitez]], he and compatriot [[Jose Segura]] helped revolutionise Liverpool's ailing Academy. Having failed to provide the senior side with a notable player since [[Steven Gerrard]] in 1998, the Academy has produced numerous exciting talents since Borrell's appointment, including such players as [[Andre Wisdom]], [[Raheem Sterling]] and [[Suso]].
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'''Rodolfo Borrell Marco''' (born 31 January 1971) is a Spanish youth coach, currently the head coach of the [[Liverpool Reserves|Liverpool Reserve]] team. He has previously had a two-year spell as head coach of the Liverpool under 18s.
   
 
==Under 18s Coach==
 
==Under 18s Coach==
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In addition to his role as reserve team manager, Borrell coached the under-19 side that took part in the inaugural 2011-12 NextGen Series. Most of the squad that played in this competition were the Reserve team players that Borrell had also coached during his time with the under-18s. During the tournament, the Reds impressed in group stage games against Molde and held German side Wolfsburg to a draw, however they were heavily beaten by Sporting Lisbon 3-0 at home and 5-1 away. This was however enough to see the team qualify for the quarter finals as runners up, where they were drawn away to Tottenham. Borrell's team gave Spurs a very good game, but were unfortunate losers, succumbing to a 1-0 defeat. On 3 February however, Tottenham withdrew from the competition for a breach of tournament rules and so Liverpool were permitted entry into the semi-finals. Liverpool were drawn at home to Ajax in the semi-finals, however the Dutch team completely outplayed their English opponents, putting six goals past Borrell's charge without reply. Borrell described the result as "a disaster," and claimed it was "the worst day of my [his] life in sport... the worst day in my career by a mile." The tournament did end on a positive note for Borrell however, as he saw his side seal a consolation 2-0 victory over Marseille to claim third place in the tournament.
 
In addition to his role as reserve team manager, Borrell coached the under-19 side that took part in the inaugural 2011-12 NextGen Series. Most of the squad that played in this competition were the Reserve team players that Borrell had also coached during his time with the under-18s. During the tournament, the Reds impressed in group stage games against Molde and held German side Wolfsburg to a draw, however they were heavily beaten by Sporting Lisbon 3-0 at home and 5-1 away. This was however enough to see the team qualify for the quarter finals as runners up, where they were drawn away to Tottenham. Borrell's team gave Spurs a very good game, but were unfortunate losers, succumbing to a 1-0 defeat. On 3 February however, Tottenham withdrew from the competition for a breach of tournament rules and so Liverpool were permitted entry into the semi-finals. Liverpool were drawn at home to Ajax in the semi-finals, however the Dutch team completely outplayed their English opponents, putting six goals past Borrell's charge without reply. Borrell described the result as "a disaster," and claimed it was "the worst day of my [his] life in sport... the worst day in my career by a mile." The tournament did end on a positive note for Borrell however, as he saw his side seal a consolation 2-0 victory over Marseille to claim third place in the tournament.
   
Domestically, Borrell coached the Reserves to an impressive 2nd place finish in the Premier Reserve League North, and he was also able to see one of the youngsters he had coached from Under 18 level- [[Raheem Sterling]] make his breakthrough into the first team. For the [[2012-13 Reserves season|2012-13 season]], the Reserves largely competed as the Liverpool Under 21s due to a national restructuring of the Reserve leagues. Borrell continued to coach the side in it's new guise, and again led an Under 19 side out in the NextGen Series. Under Borrell, Liverpool's Under 21 side flourished, and with 10 league games played were the last remaining unbeaten Under 21 side in the country when in November 2012, Borrell was promoted to the position of Head of Academy Coaching and was replaced as manager of the Reserve sides by [[Alex Inglethorpe]].
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Domestically, Borrell coached the Reserves to an impressive 2nd place finish in the Premier Reserve League North, and he was also able to see one of the youngsters he had coached from Under 18 level- [[Raheem Sterling]] make his breakthrough into the first team. For the [[2012-13 Reserves season|2012-13 season]], the Reserves largely competed as the Liverpool Under 21s due to a national restructuring of the Reserve leagues. Borrell continued to coach the side in it's new guise, and again led an Under 19 side out in the NextGen Series.
 
On 22 November 2013, it was confirmed to the shock of many Liverpool fans that Borrell had left the club alongside Academy director [[Frank McParland]]. Upon leaving, he wrote the following message to the fans: "I knew before I arrived that Liverpool FC was a very special club," said Rodolfo. "I have now seen that this is an understatement. I have enjoyed every moment in this wonderfully strong and independent city and my heartfelt gratitude goes to all of the players and staff that I've had the privilege of working with. I'd like to say a special thank-you to the club's supporters. Things change at football clubs all the time. This is part of the game. There are exciting times to come for Liverpool supporters and I'd like to wish [[Brendan Rodgers|Brendan]], his staff, and the players, all the best for the future. YNWA."
 
   
 
==Coaching Stats==
 
==Coaching Stats==
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===Reserves===
 
===Reserves===
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''As of 9 October 2012''
 
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!Goals against
 
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| League || 32 || 16 || 11 || 5 || 70 || 40
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| League || 28 || 13 || 10 || 5 || 58 || 35
 
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| NextGen Series || 13 || 4 || 1 || 8 || 18 || 27
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| NextGen Series || 10 || 3 || 1 || 6 || 13 || 21
 
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| Total || 45 || 20 || 12 || 13 || 88 || 67
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| Total || 38 || 16 || 11 || 11 || 71 || 56
 
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{{Liverpool F.C. Academy and Reserve squad}}
 
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