Steven Gerrard refuses to rule out possibility of sensational return to England
Liverpool and English football legend Steven Gerrard has refused to rule out the possibility of a sensational return to the Premier League, with his current contract with Los Angeles Galaxy set to expire in November.
Gerrard, who left the shores of Merseyside at the end of the 2014-15 Premier League season for the MLS, revealed in an interview with Radio City Talk that the club is yet to have formal talks with him regarding the possibility of extending his contract. He also said that at the age of 36, he still enjoys everything associated with playing football.
“I’m wondering if I should play on for a little bit longer or whether I should call it a day. I haven’t 100 percent decided on that yet. I still enjoy playing, I still love coming into training, I still love competing. So if I can carry on and there are opportunities to stay here or go somewhere else for another 6 months or 12 months then I’ll consider it.
“But if nothing comes up, I’ll try and fly through the coaching badges and see what happens down that road.”
Gerrard is still revered by Liverpool fans, and the Englishman himself revealed a few months earlier how he misses the club and the Premier League. An offer from the club in the capacity of a player-manager could see him returning to Merseyside, much to the joy of Liverpool fans around the world.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has already had a number of fruitful conversations with him when Gerrard was training with the team in January this year.
Speaking about his coaching badges and the Premier League, Gerrard added, “I’m around 60 percent through my A license, and I’m hoping to have that finished by the end of the year so we’ll go from there. Maybe it’s an obsession but I still love playing. I’m going to be a long time retired so I still want to enjoy things while I’m still feeling good.
“With Jurgen Klopp and Ronald Koeman on Merseyside, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho in Manchester and Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino and Arsene Wenger in London, it’s really exciting for the Premier League. I can’t wait until there’s around 10 games to go to see how it all unfolds”, Gerrard said.
“This could be one of the best ever seasons. What I have seen so far City are flying, while I fancy Liverpool to break into the top four. I fancied Chelsea until Liverpool went there and won. I was disappointed with them (Chelsea). City are a definite and then I think there’s five teams fighting for three positions – Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea”, he added.
Gerrard’s move to LA Galaxy has largely been unsuccessful so far. The team failed to win the MLS Cup last season, despite having stars like Robbie Keane and Giovani Dos Santos apart from Gerrard himself.
This season, Gerrard has been the second highest assist maker for Galaxy with 11 assists and has also scored three goals in the process. They currently sit at third place in the Western Conference, and Gerrard would be hoping he could round off his career with Galaxy by winning the MLS Cup.