With injuries mounting in the midfield, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is trying to bring in some reinforcements. To that end, he’s made a call to arguably the greatest midfielder in club history: Steven Gerrard.
According to the Daily Star, Klopp is currently talking to Gerrard – currently in the off-season with the LA Galaxy – over a return to Anfield for off-season training. However, the source noted that there has been no immediate offer for a full-time return. In addition, due to the January return to MLS training, a short-term loan is reportedly not in reach.
The Daily Star reported that Gerrard could still take up a position with Liverpool in a coaching capacity once he retires. The former team captain turned down a contract extension offer with the club last season but admitted that he might have stayed at Anfield had he been offered some kind of coaching opportunity with the team.
“What would have kept me at Liverpool into this season was the chance of shadowing Brendan Rodgers and his staff as well as playing – those ideas were only mentioned to me after I had announced I was leaving,” Gerrard previously said.
“I could have been a good squad player, a good sub, as well as getting management experience that money can’t buy.”
Instead, Gerrard joined the LA Galaxy and helped the MLS outfit return to the MLS Cup Playoffs, ultimately losing to Seattle Sounders FC in the knockout round.
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