Liverpool are reportedly in talks with Steven Gerrard over a return to the club which would offer him the chance to kick start his coaching career.
The 36-year-old is set to leave LA Galaxy at the end of the MLS season, just over a year on from joining the franchise after calling time on his spell at Anfield.
Given that the former England international hasn’t yet announced his intention to retire, it remains to be seen what his exact role with Liverpool will be, but The Express have reported that talks have begun with boss Jurgen Klopp opening the door for a return.
“Steven Gerrard – and this will be a really big surprise – is always so welcome at Liverpool,” Klopp said last week, as noted in the report.
“Nobody should be worried that we don’t have space for Steven Gerrard. Everything will be fine, 100 per cent.”
Gerrard made over 700 appearances for the Reds after coming through the club’s youth system, and is unsurprisingly a hero to the Liverpool faithful having produced so many memorable moments and led the club to major trophies at home and in Europe.
In turn, his return in a possible coaching capacity would undoubtedly be welcomed by many, but Klopp will have to find the right position for him to suit all parties rather than it merely be a token gesture.
Gerrard’s best days from a playing perspective appear to be behind him, but he certainly has plenty to offer with his experience and will look to start making progress with his coaching career with Klopp potentially able to play a key role in that.