LA Galaxy star Steven Gerrard has conceded that it is merely a matter of when not if he returns to Liverpool, both his hometown and former club.
The 35-year-old moved to California last year after a glittering playing career at Anfield which saw him make over 700 appearances for the club and produce countless memorable moments as captain.
Although he is enjoying his stay in the US, it appears as though he is keen on a return to Merseyside and will hope that a position is available at his former club.
“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,” he said at a fans Q&A at the StubHub Center, as reported by Sky Sports.
“I miss my friends and my family. 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.”
Given his legendary status at the club, it is widely expected that he will be handed a significant role, although it remains to be seen where Gerrard himself would like to be involved.
Nevertheless, having been able to continue his playing career in MLS and enjoy some time away from the spotlight, the former England international will hope to return fresh and ready for the next chapter of his footballing story with the Reds.
As they continue to make progress under Jurgen Klopp, it will certainly be an exciting time to welcome back a former face as Liverpool look to secure a Europa League triumph this season and continue to build on their success heading into next year.