Steven Gerrard has held exploratory talks with the Football Association over the possibility of joining England’s coaching set-up, according to reports.
The former midfielder accepted a coaching role in January at Liverpool’s academy just over 18 months after leaving the club to play for Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy.
On taking the job, Gerrard said: “It feels like completing the circle; returning to the place where professionally it all began.
“However, this isn’t a decision based on emotion – it’s about what I can offer and contribute to Liverpool.”
The Independent claims that Gerrard has already had discussions with senior figures at the FA and could combine his coaching job at the Liverpool academy while also helping Gareth Southgate’s national team set-up.
Dan Ashworth, who is the technical director at the FA, is understood to have been in contact with Gerrard about ways he can help out England at senior level and perhaps even at age-group teams.
The report continues by saying that the FA is keen to give coaching opportunities to some of its ‘Golden Generation’ of players and, with 114 caps to his name, Gerrard fits the bill.