Heighway retired in 2007 after an impressive spell with the Reds that saw him won the Youth FA Cup back to back. He has now accepted his new role for Liverpool.
While with Liverpool, he was part of the trainer of former Liverpool Steven Gerald, Micheal Owen and Jamie Carragher. The news was reported on the official site of Liverpool.
“Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce that Steve Heighway has returned to the Academy on a full-time basis as a consultant,” a statement on the Reds’ official website read
“The Reds legend guided the likes of Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard into the first team during a remarkable 18-year stint as head of youth development at the club, which ended when he retired in 2007.
“Academy director Alex Inglethorpe first looked to tap into that experience in January 2015, when he asked Heighway to take up a part-time role at the Kirkby complex.
“Now, the former midfielder, who made 475 appearances in a red shirt between 1970 and 1981, will again play a key role in helping develop young players for the Reds after accepting the offer to return full-time.”
The fans of the Reds are delighted over the move of the 67-year-old and Heighway has revealed that he is also happy but that his decision was carefully thought of.