Everybody wants football back. Whether or not it will be able to safely, in England or elsewhere, in the next month or two is another question, but everyone wants it to be and for football to return. And everyone includes Steven Gerrard.
“It’s the first question I asked him when we spoke,” said Gerrard, who has returned to Liverpool with the game on hold, of asking current Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp about the chances of and potential timeline for the Premier League’s return.
“I’m sure Jurgen is eager to get back playing when it’s safe to do so to try and finish off the remainder of their season. Liverpool have been extremely strong for a few years now, they ran Man City ever so close last year.
“I think the job Jurgen had done there has been incredible. They’re so exciting to watch, the mentality of the whole group, they all seem in the zone and they’re such a difficult team to play against because they’ve got so many strengths all over the pitch.”
Liverpool will be champions when the league returns. They will be champions if it doesn’t. The Reds’ 25-point advantage means there’s no question of that. Still, when the day comes, it will be good to be able to watch this group play again.
And now that he’s retired and his day job involves managing Rangers, Gerrard is free to be a fan of the club he spent so long at as a player. Which for now means waiting and hoping for the day when football makes its return.
“Liverpool will always be my team,” he added. “I don’t think anyone would argue against me with that. I was there for many, many years, all the way through. I’ve supported them from the day I left and I’ll always support them and back them.”