Liverpool Transfer Rumour: Jurgen Klopp says there is always place for Steven Gerrard at Liverpool
Steven Gerrard could make his return to Anfield, but it is unsure if it is a coaching or playing role.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has opened the door for club legend Steven Gerrard to return to Anfield, as the former Reds captain will bid adieu to the Californian franchise Los Angeles Galaxy after the end of this season. The midfielder even posted a farewell message on social media.
Gerrard took Instagram by storm with a farewell message to LA Galaxy fans, prompting rumours of a reunion with the Kop at Anfield. The Englishman has played in the MLS for the past 18 months and he will leave at the end of the American season, which ends next month.
The 36-year-old English midfielder was also seen back in Liverpool earlier this month where he met his old team-mates at Melwood.
Gerrard is always welcome, says Klopp
At the post match conference of Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield, Klopp spoke to Sky Sports regarding the Liverpool legend’s return, “Gerrard, will be a really big surprise probably, and is always so welcome at Liverpool FC. You cannot imagine how welcome.”
The German manager confirmed that there would always be a place for Gerrard at Anfield adding, “nobody should be worried that there is no space for Steven Gerrard, everything will be fine, 100%.”
The former Liverpool captain has spoken of a possible coaching role with the England national squad, but has always hinted a return to Liverpool would be his priority. He had even spoke with Jurgen Klopp regarding it earlier this year.
Could return to Liverpool, says Gerrard
As quoted from The Guardian, the midfielder had this to say, “I have had a chat with Klopp but I haven’t had an offer as such, but the club have let me know they are keen for me to come back.
The former Liverpool midfielder further added, “There hasn’t been a conversation where they have said, ‘we want you to do this, we want you to do that’. But they have welcomed me back in.”
The ex-England captain, who won the UEFA Cup, the FA Cup twice and the League Cup three times with the Reds, made his move to Los Angeles in 2015, having played 710 times for the Merseyside club and skippering them to their Champions League glory in 2005.
The midfielder has not yet announced his retirement from football, while his exact role with Liverpool is still being discussed, but Gerrard has previously worked at the academy when working on his UEFA coaching badges.