I’m an ex-Premier League star who went on to be a manager in Sudan and Oman, now my son is more famous than me

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LEE CLARK played in England’s top-flight and managed internationally – but he is now known for being the dad to a Liverpool star.

The midfielder made 184 Premier League appearances for Newcastle and Fulham, scoring 13 goals.

Lee Clark formerly played for Newcastle and Fulham

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Lee Clark formerly played for Newcastle and FulhamCredit: Getty
Clark's son Bobby plays for Liverpool

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Clark’s son Bobby plays for LiverpoolCredit: Getty

After retiring, he moved into management and took jobs with Huddersfield and Birmingham in England as well as non-league’s Blyth Spartans.

He then went international with Sudanese side Al Merrikh before moving to Al Ittihad Club in Oman.

But despite his vast experience on the field and the dugout, his son Bobby is the most famous face in the family.

Clark told talkSPORT: “If he keeps wanting to learn and be the best he can be, and he’s at a great club with great mentors, good senior players, he’s got the opportunity.

“It’s how much he wants to grasp it because it’s a wonderful career to have, Darren will tell you that.

“To do something you love, you’ve grown up as a young kid doing, now you get paid for it.

“It’s a fantastic career so it’s up to him how badly he wants to be with the very best.

“I mean, it’s changed now, you are one of the last few people who has called us Lee Clark the ex-player, I’m now known as Bobby Clark’s dad, that’s it.”

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Bobby came off the bench against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final to make his ninth senior appearance for Liverpool and seventh of the season.

And he watched as skipper Virgil van Dijk headed home a late winner, giving Bobby his first piece of silverware and leaving Clark one proud father.

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He said: “I’m still in the clouds mate, still in the clouds.

“Found out Saturday [Bobby was on the bench] after the final session and Jurgen [Klopp] had confirmed everything with the starting XI and the substitutes before they travelled to London.

“When I was at the game yesterday, seeing him get the shout to get ready and stripped and play an important part in what the team achieved. It was just surreal, tears of joy at the end mate, tears of joy.”

Bobby Clark celebrates the Carabao Cup final win

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Bobby Clark celebrates the Carabao Cup final winCredit: Getty





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