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Rodgers Open to Gerrard Loan Move

The departing captain could make a return to the club on loan from LA Galaxy.

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Brendan Rodgers has not always convinced supporters in handling an ageing captain and club legend, but with Steven Gerrard's last game at Anfield looming, lots of talk has centred around what Gerrard has given to the club. Any comments on the future have been related to a possible managerial career, but there is a possibility that there could be more contributions on the pitch in the future.

Premier League stars such as Frank Lampard and Thierry Henry have returned on loan to prove that they could still make vital contributions as veterans. Lampard didn't return to Chelsea but has proved he could still be a productive midfielder with Manchester City even if the nature of his move was initially less transparent than it should have been. Could there be another opportunity to see arguably the club's greatest ever play at Liverpool colours?

We haven't spoken about it. We will see how it pans out. Steven has always made it clear in our talks that he would look to help the club in any capacity he can. If we feel that could be from a playing perspective it's something we will look at another time. Our focus has been on finishing this season as strong as we can. He never has a lazy day. His mind never wanders far from performing well every single day. The loan is something that could be a possibility further down the line but it's way too early to look at that now.

This could be a case of Brendan Rodgers ensuring that he says the right thing, and there could be a situation in January where a move suits both parties. Steven Gerrard has played a lot of football over the past two seasons and would head straight into an MLS season that's already kicked off. Two summers of football would be difficult for young players let alone a player who turns 35 this month, but LA Galaxy most likely have a plan in place to integrate the captain without exhausting him early on.

It's difficult to speculate when 2016 is still quite far away, but football is full of surprises.

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