Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard returned to Melwood on Monday morning to begin training under Jurgen Klopp.
The 35-year-old was photographed driving to Liverpool's training ground on a wet and dreary morning on Merseyside as he bids to keep up his fitness during the MLS off-season.
Klopp has made it clear, however, that while Gerrard is welcome to train with Liverpool's first team, he will not be offered a short-term loan deal.
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5
"I spoke with Steven, one phone call and a few messages," Klopp was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail earlier this month. "He's a Liverpool legend, of course. But his contract, as I know, is in the USA.
"But during his break time, I told him, 'of course you can come whenever you want; you can train with us, do whatever is good for you'. Our doors are always open for him. That is clear.
"But nothing else. Everybody can learn from Stevie, but I am trying to understand."
Photos: Gerrard returns to Melwood
Gerrard suffered more disappointment last month
Gerrard scored two goals in 11 appearances for LA Galaxy but was unable to help his current employers secure a place in the MLS Cup play-offs.
The England international expressed his bitter disappointment on social media but vowed to work hard to ensure a better outcome next season.
“Still hurting from the game last night and exiting the play offs,” the all-action midfielder posted on Instagram towards the end of last month. “We all have to learn from our mistakes, improve and do better next season. We win/lose/draw together. Now it's time as a club to stick together and get ready to be better next year and fight for more titles.
“Thank you to the galaxy fans for all the great support. Also to my loyal team mates and staff who have made me feel welcome and helped me with all the new challenges of MLS soccer. I will be better for this experience.”
Gerrard is also working as a pundit
As well as keeping himself fit with Liverpool's first team, Gerrard is also working as a pundit for BT Sport as he prepares for life after football.
Last week he stated that he no plans to hang up his boots just yet - although his co-pundit Rio Ferdinand warned him not to play on for too long, like he did.
Liverpool fans: should Jurgen Klopp hand Steven Gerrard a short-term loan deal? Have your say by leaving a comment below!