Former Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise has stated he would be willing to take up a role as one of the Liverpool backroom staff.
The retired Norwegian international revealed this while answering questions from fans on Twitter. Riise, 35, was enthusiastic when asked about when he would be returning to Anfield, saying he would join any day as a coach or just a member of the staff at Liverpool.
A Twitter user with the handle [LukeMadden10] tweeted the following at Riise: “@JARiiseOfficial would you ever take a coaching role at LFC if offered?” to which the 35-year old responded: “any day.”
Riise retired from international football in 2013, but he still plies his trade in Indian with Delhi Dynamos. He played for Liverpool for seven year and was a huge fan favourite at Anfield.
After leaving Liverpool, Riise played for Roma [Italy], Fulham [England] and APOEL [Cyprus] but he has revealed that he has a special place in his heart for Liverpool and would be willing to involved with the club in future.
Riise’s long career means he has a wealth of experience and understands the demands of Liverpool, having been a huge success during his time with the Merseyside outfit.
The defender’s talk of coaching comes after Liverpool sacked Brendan Rodgers to bring in Jurgen Klopp, who played a 0-0 draw in his first game in charge of the Reds.
The German boss will now be looking to secure victory in the Europa League today when Liverpool welcome Rubin Kazan to Anfield.