Liverpool add West Ham’s Kevin Keen to their coaching staff

Liverpool have appointed Kevin Keen as their new first team coach, who ends a nine-year spell at West Ham. The 44-year-old takes over from Sammy Lee, and will renew his working relationship with Steve Clarke from their time together at the Hammers.

Keen has penned a three-year deal and will report to Reds pre-season, which starts on Monday. Manager Kenny Dalglish feels the addition will be of benefit to the Anfield club’s chances in 2011/12.

“I’m delighted that Kevin is joining us to work alongside Steve Clarke coaching the first team. He has previously worked with Steve at West Ham and has a good reputation and a good manner about him. He is highly respected in the game and will be a great addition to our staff,” the Scot said in The Guardian.

The Amersham born man made over 600 first team appearances as midfielder for West Ham, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stoke City, Macclesfield and Wycombe in his playing career.