According to reports from The Independent, new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reached to Gerrard, the club’s legendary former captain Steven Gerrard who left after the 2014/15 campaign when being forced out of the starting lineup regularly.
It seemed just a matter of time until Steven Gerrard was linked for a surprising return to his boyhood club Liverpool, but how worthwhile will be the Anfield return for a 35-year-old midfielder that’s surely up for an interesting debate.
Right now halfway through his two-year contract with Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy, the former England captain has rumoured to be verbally approached by Jurgen Klopp to lure him to Anfield for a certain time.
The eccentric German manager is reported to have a good perception of Steven Gerrard’s capabilities as a player and thinks his professional standards, work ethic and leadership quality would have a great impact around Liverpool’s Melwood training complex.
According to Recent rumours in the US and UK media, the veteran English midfielder hasn’t been able to settle in US entirely and very much misses his boyhood city, Liverpool which he had always said sweet home for his entire life.
Gerrard is returning to England in the coming weeks as LA Galaxy was last week thrown out of the MLS play-offs. He has right now no football commitments before mid-January when he has to go back for pre-season training in Los Angeles.
It’s still not clear whether any short-term contract like a sort of loan will be brokered between Galaxy and Liverpool or whether Gerrard’s possible role in Anfield would be as a player or mentor.
The Mirror suggested that the Liverpool legend’s deal with LA Galaxy completely rules out any possibility of a move back to England.
“MLS is keen to keep him to the contract, as they see him as the biggest brand ambassador they have.”
A report from The Independent’s also conflicts the ongoing claims of many media outlets that Gerrard may retire next year when LA Galaxy’s 2016 campaign ends.
“It could be my last season as a footballer. I certainly don’t want to feel like I’m feeling right now come next year,” Gerrard revealed on Galaxy’s website.
“I’d love to go out on a high. It’s a long season and I only came here for the last four months, but I’ll certainly be better for the experience next year.
“Going on the road, playing on turf, playing at altitude, playing in humidity, those are the hurdles that I’ve had to face over the last three months that I wasn’t aware of.
“Every away game has a different challenge. At home, we’ve got no problems because we’re very strong and we play well. We’ll always win more than we lose.”