Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, is on the verge of returning to the club to take up a position as a coach and has stated that he needs a symbolic one.
The 36-year-old has discussed the possibility of helping to shape the club’s younger generation with Academy director, Alex Inglethorpe. Report says dialogue is at an advanced stage.
Following his exit from Major League Soccer side, LA Galaxy, Gerrard has multiple other offers to consider while he takes a little break and spends time with his family.
The England FA has also been in contact with him over prospects at international level of being an assistance coach.
Gerrard told Goal,
“I’ve got options on the pitch, off the pitch and I’ve got a bit of thinking to do over the next two, three weeks.
His old managers, Brendan Rodgers at Celtic and Newcastle’s Rafael Benitez are both interested in working with him.
“In a short space of time I took a lot away. Tactically, I tried to pick up what he wanted to get out of every player in the team.
During the MLS break Gerrard returned to train with his former club and said:
“I tried to analyse what would be the qualities he wants to make a successful Jurgen Klopp team. I stuffed in as much as I could learn as possible.“From just those two to three weeks training with the team and doing gym work at Melwood, I could clearly see his principles and how he wants the team to play in the future.“All the coaches I’ve worked with at Liverpool, I tried to log notes on their way of working, things I felt they did right or wrong, how they handled different situations.“For someone like me who wants to stay involved in the game when I retire, I think it’s very important to keep that sort of information on the various approaches to management.”“I didn’t want to say goodbye to the team and to the supporters and never look back.“I always hoped the doors would be open for me and I’m grateful that they are because the club has been a huge part of my life and will continue to play a big part.”
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