With Liverpool players training hard ahead of the much-awaited clash against Manchester United on Monday, the Reds' training base, Melwood saw a familiar face turning up on Monday in Steven Gerrard. The 36-year-old was spotted in a track suit outside Liverpool's training base in a casual mood while he recently revealed in an interview that he will make his return to Liverpool soon.
Former Liverpool captain, Gerrard is recuperating from a hamstring injury and is reportedly training with the Liverpool squad this week. LA Galaxy manager, Bruce Arena confirmed Gerrard and his Galaxy teammate, Robbie Keane missed training but has stated that the duo have not suffered any serious injury. However, Gerrard is still expected to miss Galaxy's game against Houston Dynamos on Sunday.
Steven Gerrard has been in fine form this season for the MLS side with the former England captain having the most number of assists this campaign.
Gerrard wants a return to Liverpool
With his contract at the MLS side ending at the end of the season, Gerrard has kept his options open for the future with Liverpool being his top priority. He said, "I will be going home at some point,” he said in May. “I'm really happy where I am at the moment. But I'm sure somewhere down the line I will represent Liverpool football club. I miss my friends and my family. I miss a bit of cold weather. I miss going to the games," the 36-year-old added.
Gerrard continued, "I spent 35 years in Liverpool. Liverpool's my home, it always will be. This is my second home for a short period of time. Sooner rather than later I will return to where I'm comfortable with my people and that's Liverpool."
The England international left Liverpool in 2015 after an illustrious career for the Reds and is considered to be one of the most iconic English players of recent times.
During his time in Merseyside, Steven Gerrard won a Champions League, two FA Cups, three League Cups, a UEFA Cup and a UEFA Super Cup as well as innumerable personal accolades.
He also scored nine times against Liverpool's next opponents, Manchester United in his career but was on the losing side 20 times out of 34. Liverpool currently sit fourth on the table whereas arch rivals, Manchester United sit in the sixth spot.
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