Steven Gerrard could turn Liverpool return down in favour of money-spinning switch to join former Premier League boss

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard could opt to extend his playing career after reportedly being approached by ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini over a move to China.

As noted by The Sun, Jurgen Klopp has opened the door for the former England international to return to Anfield and obtain his FA badges as he looks to embark on a coaching career.

However, Pellegrini has thrown a potential spanner in the works as it’s claimed that he’s keen on taking Gerrard to China having taking charge of Hebei China Fortune after leaving City at the end of last season.

It’s added that Gerrard can expect wages north of £200,000-a-week, but it remains to be seen which option he decides to take at this stage of his career.

If he wishes to continue playing then a move to China to cash in would arguably be a sensible move before returning to Merseyside and starting the grind of being a coach.

The Sun note that the 36-year-old has also received an offer to take charge at MK Dons, and so Gerrard really does have plenty of options to consider before making his next move.

From a sentimental perspective, a return to Liverpool would undoubtedly be the popular choice as the club’s supporters will be delighted to see him come back and work towards being a future manager.

Nevertheless, turning down a big-money move to China will be difficult, as will being given an immediate opportunity of a top job in England and so time will tell what Gerrard opts to do.

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