Steven Gerrard has revealed that Liverpool have let him know that they want him to come back in some capacity in the future.
Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp has been unerring on his stance that Gerrard won’t be signing for Liverpool on a temporary loan whilst the MLS has its off-season, but the Merseyside hero has been training with the club recently.
Gerrard on Liverpool return
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph about the possibility of moving into professional coaching, Gerrard insisted that although he hadn’t had a formal offer the possibility of heading back to Liverpool once his American dream is over is still very much real.
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“I have had a chat with Klopp. I haven’t had an offer as such, but the club have let me know they are keen for me to come back but there hasn’t been a conversation where they have said: ‘We want you to do this, we want you to do that’,” Gerrard said.
“They have welcomed me back in. I am always going to be biased towards Liverpool and the FA and basically when I am back home I am going to carry on with my punditry work and try and move around clubs and gain more experience, going to watch managers and learning more. I am basically available from November, December 2016. Everyone in the football world will know I am available and hopefully I will be 75 per cent into my coaching badges.
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“I’ve dreams and aspirations of going into coaching and management but at the moment I’m nowhere near ready for management. When you start your coaching badges you realise pretty sharp it’s different. You’re in control of 25 men with different egos.”
The right call?
The general consensus is that Klopp has made the right call by not trying to convince Gerrard to join his team on loan for the beginning of 2016.
After all, the ex-England captain was uncharacteristically ineffective during his final season at Liverpool; Father Time appears to be catching up with him.
That said, only a fool would believe there’s no place for him at Anfield in another capacity. With his wealth of playing experience and cult status at the club, Gerrard would be welcomed as a coach by the Reds.
Gerrard's Anfield farewell
What the future holds
Given that LA Galaxy are the only other club he’s ever applied his services to it makes sense to believe there aren’t others he would consider when it comes to taking the step up into coaching.
Liverpool fans are yearning to have Gerrard back. The prospect of him granting their wishes looks to be growing with each passing day.
Reds supporters, is it a good idea for Gerrard to return to the club in the coaching capacity? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.