Steven Gerrard has revealed that he wishes to return to Liverpool when his two year contract with MLS outfit LA Galaxy expires, but admits that the decision will be out of his hands.
The Reds skipper scored his side’s equaliser against Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, and received a standing ovation from both supporters when he was substituted after 79 minutes.
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Speaking after the clash, he revealed his desire to return to his boyhood club when his American adventure comes to an end.
“It’s very difficult at the moment. It’s going to be difficult to let go. I’ve been here 27 years,” as quoted by the Daily Express.
“I’m walking away with my held held high, I’m really proud of what I achieved here. Some lows too but it’s a part of being a footballer,” Gerrard added.
“I grew up in the city dreaming of representing the club and I’ve achieved more than I thought I would.
“I’d love to come back in some capacity. That’s out of my control.
“Liverpool’s in my heart. I’ll support from afar for a couple of years.
“When I return in a couple of years, whoever’s in charge of the club, it’s down to them.”
The Anfield icon has just two more games in England to play before jetting off to the States in July to join his new LA Galaxy team-mates, and could make his MLS debut in the California Clasico against San Jose Earthquakes on July 17.
It has been a disappointing swansong season for the Liverpool talisman, and the draw with Mourinho’s men has all but ended the club’s faint hopes of pipping fierce rivals Manchester United to a Champions League qualifying spot.