WhatsNew2Day
Latest News And Breaking Headlines

Former Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing returns to club to work as Under 18s coach nine years on

Remember me? Former Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing returns to the club nine years after leaving Bolton to work as a full-time under-18 coach after making 55 first-team appearances.

  • Jay Spearing returns to Liverpool after nine years as Under-18 coach
  • Midfielder has collected coaching badges while playing in lower leagues
  • He played for Bolton, Blackpool and Tranmere but is now returning to the Reds
  • He can also play for the U21 side of the club when needed to gain experience

Former Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing returns to the club to help coach the academy.

Spearing, 33, made 55 appearances for the Liverpool first team between 2008 and 2013, before going on to play for Bolton Wanderers, Blackpool and Tranmere Rovers.

He was released by fellow Merseysiders Tranmere late last season and will now take up a full-time role at the club where he started his career.

Jay Spearing made 55 first team appearances for Liverpool after graduating from their academy

Jay Spearing made 55 first team appearances for Liverpool after graduating from their academy

The midfielder left Tranmere Rovers at the end of last season, where he was captain

The midfielder left Tranmere Rovers at the end of last season, where he was captain

The midfielder has pursued a coaching career while playing in the Football League, and was a regular at Kirby Academy helping Liverpool’s youngsters.

He will now team up with U18 manager Marc Bridge-Wilkinson and head of analysis Tim Jenkins.

He is also able to play for the U21 side when needed.

As a player, Spearing captained Liverpool’s U18s to the success of the FA Youth Cup in 2007 and started the 2012 League Cup final where the Reds defeated Cardiff on penalties.

Spearing returns to the club where he started his career and graduated from Liverpool academy

Spearing returns to the club where he started his career and graduated from Liverpool academy

Spearing teamed up with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard in midfield on several occasions

Spearing teamed up with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard in midfield on several occasions

On Spearing’s return, Academy manager Alex Inglethorpe told: Liverpoolfc.com: ‘It is fantastic to welcome Jay back to the academy and he will be joining the U18 full time.

“Jay will be working with Bridgey and Tim and he will be actively involved on the training pitch with our young players.

“He will also be eligible to play for the reserves to give the young players experience when we need him.

“Jay is still quite young and the impact he can have in the U18 is invaluable as he is someone who lives and breathes this club.

“More importantly, Jay has played in all four divisions, so I think he will be a really good asset to us.”

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More