13 Feb 2018 12:12:44
I'd love Liverpool to step forward now with a coaching opportunity for Ryan mason. 26 and retired poor lad. He will be great to work with the kids, maybe alongside Stevie. Maybe make them value the position there in!

1.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 12:29:21
It would be a nice gesture, but can he coach? Does he even want to? He may just turn to punditry at a young age like Jenas did. He'll have no shortage of options either way. He'll probably end up as an ambassador for Spurs or Hull initially.

2.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 12:40:37
Don't get me wrong, i feel bad for the guy. It must have been absolutely terrifying what happened and by all accounts he has worked very hard to try and get back to playing, so kudos to him.

However, we can't lose sight of the fact that this guy was earning every week what some people would struggle to earn in a year. He has been incredibly privileged to do what he did, he played a sport where there is always the chance of a serious, career ending or even life threatening injury, and he got rewarded handsomely for doing so.

I really do hope he has no long lasting problems as a result of the injuries as no one deserves that, but let's not hold him up as some disadvantaged "poor lad", when he has had a career (even at only 26) that millions of young kids would kill for.

All the best in the future to Ryan Mason in whatever he chooses to do. If anything this serves to show how dangerous the sport can be through no fault of anyone.

3.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 12:43:11
Can anyone coach? got to learn. And a lot of the time if not all the time the very best coaches are people who didn't make it as players due to the fire they have to make it in the game. Ryan is very very young in terms of starting coaching. He s been under poch who is a brilliant coach. Think it would be brilliant myself.

4.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 13:00:09
Coaching is a skill in it's own right. I've played for a manager who never kicked a ball in anger, who was a fantastic coach. I've also played for a manager who had trials with Man United before he suffered a career ending ankle break, who literally didn't have a clue about anything to do with the technical side of football.

Playing at a good level doesn't make Mason a worthy coach. Besides, if we're handing out coaching contracts to players who had to retire early and have no coaching experience, Daniel Agger Is at the top of my list anyway!

I like Mason. He seems like a good, honest bloke. If he fancies a coaching career, I'm not against us offering him a trial run in the younger age groups. He needs to do his badges first though, regardless.

5.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 14:14:02
OP, why should we be the ones to step forward for Mason? Spurs is his boyhood club and he's their product. They should be the ones to approach him first and not us, IMO. As MK said, have we offered Dagger or Xabi a coaching role yet? If not then why are we bothering to do that for a non LFC retiree? It's up to Spurs to do what is right and approach him first. If any young retiree should get a coaching role, it should be one of ours who has contributed to the growth of LFC first and foremost. Btw, you can't just do such a thing for publicity purposes as that makes no sense or whatever else. There are a whole lot of things to consider first.

6.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 14:27:46
Because it's show we still have a heart and will help our fellow man when there down.

He is also someone who had his career ended before it started. Our young players having that around them will be worthy of him being there alone.

He is on only 26 and could come in and work within our academy, working with our already fantasticly stacked coaching department.

And your taking a chance that hey maybe he could be a very good coach. If he doesn't what have you lost?

The bitterness of why should we is appalling. The lads career has just ended and as a football community together every club should out there hand out for him. The same as they should be made by law to find every dropped academy player a Job. Footballers are becoming canon fodder and it would be nice for Liverpool to start a small change to that.

7.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 15:07:16
Footballers are not becoming cannon fodder. They are grossly overpaid footballers with luxuries you and i could only dream of, so let's keep it real. While i agree with your sentiment the club can't be handing out coaching jobs because a certain footballer has retired very early. I would guess that Spurs or Hull will look after him as MK had already stated.

8.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 17:00:18
Ryan mason has “earned” more money than you’ll see in your lifetime and will no doubt get a payout from his injury ending his career. He doesn’t need our sympathy or a nice gesture handed to him on a plate. He might need a challenge, he might need a rest, he might need some time with the family or he might need a carer but he doesn’t need a token gesture from a club he has no affiliation with. Maybe spurs of hull will be on the phone to offer him a role with their u18s as you suggest and waste a role on the coaching team. Imagine you’re a coach at lfc perhaps of the u16s and you’ve worked your arse of for a promotion and some rich bloke whose not even qualified gets the job because he’s ill?

9.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 17:22:08
My football career was also cut short, can I get a coaching job at Liverpool?

10.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 17:28:46
Footballers who offer nothing to the current side our 110% cannon fodder. They will just bin off an 18 year old without a worry of if he has anything to do for the rest of his life. Wether he is set up.

Your only ever interested in money. I suppose your on the side of why should they have any mental health problems there rich.

Mason is 26 and his job and career has just ended. Forget what else he can do or what money he has, he can't play football anymore and its a sad day when a player can retire after a full career at 35, let alone 26 and also not played since he was 25.

The point isn't about money or handouts. It's about being there for another human being who could now turn to other stuff like drink or drugs, begin suffering with depression and saying there is always a door open for you here.

It doesn't matter where he played or where his loyalty lie, it's about him knowing there are opportunities to continue doing part of what he loves.

He could well reject the opportunity but I'm more interested in Liverpool as a club and city starting to show some more compassion and that ranges from a little email to masons agent about coming and coaching our kids to helping Liverpool communities.

What a true joke some fans our. You don't deserve to support this club.

11.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 18:17:54
The only people who should be coaches at LFC are people who are great at coaching. If our kids of current players want a chat with an experienced ex-pro, they have Gerrard and countless other ex players on speed dial. What's happened to Mason is horrible but let's face it - there are countless players whose injuries cancelled their career, almost all of them being much worse off than Mason who had half a career as a top level pro earning a weekly wage what many would hope to earn in a year, he doesn't need charity to get him through this difficult time. If he wants to immediately jump into coaching, there are hundreds of thousands of grassroots projects that need someone with real experience and who isn't desperately in need of payment to work - he can jump into one of them (pending DBS check) with pleasure. If he wants to coach at the top level, go get your coaching badges and prove you're decent at it.

12.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 18:19:18
Nailed it BR. Keeping all the respect and dignity for the lad why on earth should we offer him a role?

13.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 18:22:11
Sadly brover is right.

14.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 18:28:38
Sure he's a nice guy. not sure that warrants a job.

15.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 19:33:18
I don’t understand. Has he applied for a job at LFC?
Is it possible that he might not want to coach?

I think we need to let the lad decide his own destiny without forcing him to coach our players 😄
He has plenty of opportunities and will be fianancially secure for life. He might want to work with charity, go back into education or become a road sweeper, at the end of the day it’s his choice not ours 🤝.