With Steven Gerrard dropping hints that his retirement is imminent, the question of what comes next for the former Liverpool captain and club legend is back at the fore. And if reports are to be believed, what comes next is likely to be a return to Liverpool in a coaching capacity.
According to The Express’ Paul Joyce, a journalist with strong connections within the club, Liverpool are currently talking to Gerrard about potential coaching roles at the club that would see the player begin the next phase of his career at his boyhood club.
Details of the exact role Gerrard would take on haven’t yet emerged, but the player did spend time with the academy while earning his first level UEFA badges recently, and that seems the most likely place for him to begin his career as a coach—the first team is almost certain to have to wait.
“Steven Gerrard is always so welcome at Liverpool FC,” noted Jürgen Klopp following Saturday’s match. “You cannot imagine how welcome—absolutely no problem. Nobody should be worried about that we have no space for Steven Gerrard. Everything will be fine, 100 percent.”
Gerrard made 710 total appearances and scored 186 goals for Liverpool as a player before he headed to LA Galaxy in search of playing time in the twilight of his career. Since heading to MLS, Gerrard has added 36 games and five goals to his career totals.