Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has confirmed that he will train with Jurgen Klopp’s squad in the coming weeks and has outlined his hopes for the move.
The LA Galaxy star was speaking to BT Sport, as reported by The Guardian, and revealed that he will return to Melwood during the MLS off-season to maintain his fitness levels.
However, he ruled out the possibility of a loan move and insisted that he hopes to learn a few things from Klopp during their time working together without harbouring any ambition of gaining a short-term deal.
“I’m going to go in for a couple of weeks and work with Mr Klopp so I’m really looking forward to that, to see what he’s about and try and learn a few things from him.”
The 35-year-old left Anfield last summer after spending 17 years at the club, and arguably struggled to adapt to his new surroundings in his first season in America.
Nevertheless, he is evidently looking forward to returning home and believes that it will be beneficial for him to work with Klopp with the German tactician instilling a new philosophy and way of playing into the squad.
Although his playing career is seemingly far from finished, Gerrard may well opt to move into coaching further down the line. As a result, working under Klopp to go with previous spells with the likes of Rafa Benitez, Brendan Rodgers and Gerard Houllier will likely stand him in good stead for the future.
However, for the time being Gerrard is fully focused on returning to MLS action next season in the best possible shape and believes that a short stint back on Merseyside is the perfect environment to enable him to do that.