Steven Gerrard hasn't spoken to Jurgen Klopp about the possibility of returning to Liverpool as a player, according to Sky Sports News HQ reporter Ben Ransom.
Ransom claims that that the club's former captain and Klopp have held a phone conversation, but there wasn't talk of an emotional return to Anfield for Gerrard.
Instead, it has been claimed that Gerrard wished the revered manager all the best on Merseyside. It appears, then, according to Ransom, that it's unlikely the veteran midfielder will star for the club in the immediate future, but it appears that this story could yet take a twist in the coming days and weeks.
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The Sky Sports pundit stated: "Steven Gerrard spoke to Jurgen Klopp on the phone while he was in LA but that conversation was Gerrard wishing the new Liverpool manager well.
"I am told at this stage there have been no discussions about Gerrard's return as a player, but Klopp did reiterate that he was more than welcome to come to Melwood to train with the first team squad during the MLS close-season.
Meeting will happen
"I am told that meeting will happen once Gerrard is settled back in the UK. He went out to LA full of hope and expectation, but has spoken about the unexpected challenges which he has faced.
"He didn't realise the amount of travelling that would be involved, away from his family, particularly when LA were playing on the east coast. Also, the humidity he's had to contend with - which at the latter stage of his career is something new - and also the artificial surfaces as well. These are all factors in Gerrard considering his future."
Gerrard, of course, endured a tricky opening period in the MLS as LA Galaxy suffered a play-off defeat at the hands of Seattle Sounders last week, but it's far from certain as to whether the player would consider another stint on English soil.
Let's be honest, though, it may well be time for Liverpool to move on in their pursuit of success under new management.
There's no reason why Gerrard shouldn't be offered the opportunity to train with the club, of course, but he shouldn't make a return to the pitch for his beloved side.
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