Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has had a return to Anfield ruled out by MLS commissioner Don Garber.
Speculation had suggested that the former Reds captain would be returning to his former club on loan, similar to the deals that David Beckham and Thierry Henry had with AC Milan and Arsenal respectively.
However, Garber has insisted that he doesn’t want to see a repeat of that as he doesn’t feel as though it reflects well on MLS with players essentially playing for two clubs at a time and devaluing the franchise and competition.
“I had not heard that was something that was being contemplated,” he said, at the Soccerex convention in Manchester.
“It doesn’t happen as much as it used to. David [Beckham] knows very well that I was really upset with the big hoopla and the massive commitment we made and then David went and played in Milan. And people in our country said: ‘What? He plays for two teams? And you are trying to build a sport.’
“It was a challenge getting people to understand that.”
As a result, it is unlikely that Liverpool fans will be seeing their hero back at the club anytime soon as he continues to stick with his commitments to LA Galaxy and MLS as a whole.