GUARDIAN – Steven Gerrard left surprised by coaching changes at Liverpool

• Improving the playing squad is more important, says Gerrard• Former Liverpool captain keen to receive an explanation• Liverpool coaches lose their posts after owner’s review Steven Gerrard has expressed surprise at the coaching changes at Liverpool and stressed that improving the playing squad rather than the backroom staff is the key to the club getting over last season’s disappointment.Brendan Rodgers’ assistant manager, Colin Pascoe, and the first-team coach, Mike Marsh, were let go last Friday following a review of Liverpool’s campaign by the club’s chairman, Tom Werner, and the Fenway Sports Group executive Mike Gordon, and Gerrard said he would wait “with a keen interest” to get an explanation for those decisions and see what the club does next. Having previously called for the club to make several “marquee signings” this summer, Gerrard reiterated his belief that Liverpool need to spend well this summer to reinforce a squad that was found wanting last term. Related: Liverpool assistant Colin Pascoe and first-team coach Mike Marsh to depart Continue reading…