2 Jul 2011

Lee leaves Liverpool

1:31 pm on 2 July 2011

Liverpool's assistant manager Sammy Lee has left the club "by mutual consent" as manager Kenny Dalglish re-organises his backroom staff for the coming Premier League football season.

Lee, who played nearly 300 matches for Liverpool including the European Cup wins of 1981 and 1984, returned to Anfield in 2008 to work alongside former coach Rafael Benitez.

The 52-year-old retained his position as assistant in January when Dalglish replaced Roy Hodgson as manager and added Steve Clarke to his staff.

After retiring as a player, he joined the Anfield coaching team in 2003 before helping to coach England and then briefly managing Bolton Wanderers.