Over the last few years, Steven Gerrard's Liverpool career has at times seemed at conflict with itself. At least when it comes to figuring out just where in that career Steven Gerrard is as the 33-year-old midfielder goes from talking about being as fit and fresh as he's ever been to staging his testimonial; from talk of playing as many as three more seasons to talk of his managerial aspirations for when he hangs up his boots.
"The dream come true would be to manage Liverpool," Gerrard said in an interview with TwentyFour7 magazine before quickly adding that that would only be "when the Liverpool job becomes available." If the day Gerrard wants the job does come along, he might find himself in line with Sami Hyypia, currently managing Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League group stages.
"There are world-class managers there ready already," admitted Gerrard. "We'll have to wait and see [but] it would be the icing on the cake. When you get to a certain age, my age, you need to start thinking seriously about a life after football. I am planning on doing my badges and qualifications over the next 12 months.
"I definitely see myself as a manager rather than a coach, but that could change. I remember speaking to Jamie Carragher and he really fancied it but he's decided media is what he wants to do. It'll be strange seeing him on Sky but I'm really delighted he's doing it. He can leave managing Liverpool to me."