Steven Gerrard has confirmed the news all Liverpool fans were desperate to hear.
He will be returning to Anfield at some point in the future.
The Liverpool legend is currently playing in the MLS for LA Galaxy but admitted that he wants to return to a place he is “comfortable”, and that, unsurprisingly, is Merseyside.
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Gerrard is Liverpool through-and-through, having played in the club’s academy en route to a successful career at the Reds, and so his update comes as no real surprise.
But to hear his delight for everything Liverpool will please fans to no extent.
The 35-year-old moved to Los Angeles in 2015 and the American city no doubt has many qualities that appeal to his wife and three daughters.
But Gerrard knows exactly where he wants to be: Liverpool.
“I will be going home at some point,” he admitted at a fans’ question and answer session at LA Galaxy’s stadium, per Sky Sports.
“I don't want to start any unnecessary rumours. I'm really happy where I am at the moment. But I'm sure somewhere down the line I will represent Liverpool Football Club.”
Gerrard misses his friends and family
Gerrard is seen as the heir to Jurgen Klopp’s throne as Liverpool boss but it’s not just for the sake of his career that he wants to return to England.
"I miss my friends and my family,” he continued. “I miss a bit of cold weather.
“I miss going to the games. I spent 35 years in Liverpool. Liverpool's my home, it always will be. This is my second home for a short period of time.
“Sooner rather than later I will return to where I'm comfortable with my people - and that's Liverpool."
Los Angeles appeal
The former England international scored a delightful goal in LA Galaxy’s 4-2 win over New England Revolution on Sunday, his second goal in two games.
The MLS has served as the perfect scene for Gerrard to spend his final years as a player. The tempo of the game in the American league is slightly reduced to that in the intense Premier League, and the midfielder has also been allowed to go about his business away from the field without too much hassle.
He added: “Obviously the city's a fantastic city for myself and my family, the climate, there's plenty to do. I'm pretty much unnoticed as well, which is a bonus.
“I’m getting on a little bit now so eventually we'll move back and settle in Liverpool."
Gerrard knows that there is a seat in the Anfield dugout with his name on it.
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