Steven Gerrard's return to Liverpool has been the talk of the town ever since LA Galaxy's MLS campaign ended with defeat to Seattle Sounders.
The Independent broke a story on Wednesday revealing the former Anfield captain was in line for a sensational return to Merseyside on loan.
But since then, Jurgen Klopp has revealed the door is open for Gerrard to make a return to the club, but not in a playing capacity.
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Well now, Galaxy boss Bruce Arena has had his say on the matter and branded the reports 'ridiculous'.
"I don't believe it is at all accurate," he said, as per the Daily Mail. "There's not any truth to any of this. It's ridiculous."
However, Arena did welcome the possibility of Gerrard returning to Melwood to train with his former club: "Of course, why not?"
Brendan Rodgers' decision to let Gerrard leave Anfield at the end of the 2014/15 season caused a huge commotion among Liverpool fans. His departure cast a shadow over the start of this season, and poor form eventually cost Rodgers his job.
Klopp's arrival has brought an air of optimism back to Anfield and, with that, fans are beginning to look forward rather than dwell on the past.
Their performance in the 3-1 win over Chelsea shows Liverpool are a team moving in the right direction. Lucas Leiva, in particular, has been a revelation since the German took charge.
While Gerrard is, and always will be, a legend of the Kop, his return as a player could prove an unwelcome distraction for the club.
By all means, his experience on the training ground would be invaluable to Liverpool, but that is far as his role should go.
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