MLS Commissioner DISMISSES potential January loan return for Liverpool legend

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Liverpool‘s hopes of re-signing club legend Steven Gerrard in the January transfer window have taken a major blow, Telegraph Sport reports.

The former England international captain departed his boyhood club in the summer after almost two decades to start a new adventure with MLS side LA Galaxy and has been linked with a return to Merseyside for a short loan spell in the New Year when the current season in the United States is over.

The potential off-season loan would have been similar to that of David Beckham’s move to Serie A giants AC Milan in both 2009 and 2010 and also Thierry Henry’s return to Arsenal in 2012.

However, MLS Commissioner Don Garber has ruled out the possibility of Gerrard following suit in 2016 when asked if a deal had been discussed:

“I don’t think so. And I had not heard that was something that was being contemplated,” he said.

“I don’t believe we are going to see many more off-season loans happening in our league particularly at what I would call the high-level designated players,” Garber added.

Since arriving in America in July, the 35-year-old has settled in well to his new surroundings and has already opened his account for LA Galaxy and has also registered three assists in just seven league appearances.

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