Steven Gerrard is all set to return to Anfield to join Liverpool’s coaching staff, according to The Telegraph.
The 36-year-old brought down the curtain on his playing career yesterday and is now believed to be “close to accepting an opportunity to work within his old club’s youth ranks”.
Gerrard, who recently returned from an 18-month spell with LA Galaxy, will continue with his Uefa ‘A’ licence with the assistance of Liverpool’s staff.
His decision to stop playing was taken as he considered a variety of offers, one of which was the manager’s role at League One side MK Dons, which he refused, but the lure of rejoining his boyhood team and teaming up with Jurgen Klopp is likely to be too big to refuse.
“I am excited about the future and feel I still have a lot to offer the game, in whatever capacity that may be,” Gerrard told BT Sport, who announced his retirement as a player on Thursday.
“I am currently taking my time to consider a number of options and will make an announcement with regards to the next stage of my career very soon.”
Asked whether his future lay in coaching or punditry he added: “I think I’d like to do a bit of both.
“In the future I definitely have dreams and aspirations of having a go at management or assisting the manager and being back involved in the dressing room but I’ve got many, many years to do that.”
Liverpool manager Klopp at his press conference yesterday reiterated “the door is always open” to Gerrard, whose has been a regular visitor to Melwood during his time in MLS.
“It is clear that one day in the future there will something to announce, that is pretty sure too, but until then there is nothing to say,” said Klopp when asked whether there had been any discussions about offering Gerrard a job.
“The door is always open for him. If he wants to make a different career to his former career then we want to help him.
“I will give him all the help I can if he wants, that is 100 per cent sure.
“There is nothing else to say – but maybe that is already too much.”