Comolli appointed Liverpool’s Director of Football Strategy

Comolli leaves St. Etienne to take up the post, and brings with him an excellent track record in identifying youngsters, identifying the likes of Gareth Bale.

Roy Hodgson, the Liverpool manager, has welcomed his appointment, saying “I am looking forward to working with Damien whom I have known for many years. We are engaged in an exciting project here and he will bring a lot to the table.”