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Liverpool confirm Lee exit

June 30, 2011

Liverpool assistant manager Sammy Lee has left his role at Anfield after the club confirmed his departure "by mutual consent''.

GettyImagesFormer assistant Sammy Lee was brought back to Anfield by Rafael Benitez

Lee, 52, a former player alongside current boss Kenny Dalglish, returned to Anfield in 2008 at the invitation of Rafael Benitez and retained his position as assistant under Roy Hodgson and again in January when highly-respected coach Steve Clarke arrived to coincide with Dalglish.

"We'd like to place on record our thanks for all of Sammy's hard work over the years and the contribution he has made to Liverpool,'' Dalglish told the club's official website. "He has always been a credit to the football club and a credit to himself.

"Everyone at Liverpool FC wishes him all the best in his future career.''

Lee, who played 294 times for the Reds, winning three league titles and two European Cups, said: "I returned to the club in 2008 and I'm proud of the contribution I've been able to make since then. I want to wish Kenny, the players and the supporters all the best going forward.''

Liverpool said in a statement they "will continue to analyse the requirements of their backroom team and will make further announcements in due course''.