The much-anticipated Steven Gerrard Liverpool return could be well and truly on after this latest development…
Liverpool need a new U23 manager after Michael Beale quit the Anfield club to become an assistant boss at Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Former Chelsea youth coach Beale had been on the books at Liverpool for over four years.
His departure to Sao Paulo has increased the chances of Steven Gerrard returning to Liverpool in a backroom role, according to The Independent, who claim that Beale’s exit could provide the recently-retired midfielder with an ‘unexpected opportunity’.
The newspaper stress that Liverpool have yet to officially offer Gerrard a job, but admit that main manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to work with the 36-year-old, who won two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Cup and one Champions League as a player with his boyhood club.
Beale will be tough to replace as he did excellent work in the Liverpool youth team, developing wonderkids such as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ovie Ejaria and Ben Woodburn, who recently became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer.