Steven Gerrard ‘in talks’ over Liverpool return

The 35-year-old, who left Anfield at the end of last season to join the MLS side on an 18-month contract, has held several phone conversations with Klopp over a potential role in the German manager’s coaching staff, The Independent reported.

The report also claims that “there is a chance of a formal playing agreement being brokered”, although that could be complicated by the likelihood that Galaxy would demand a transfer fee as they are not willing to allow him to go out on loan.

Gerrard’s season ended last week when Galaxy were knocked out of the MLS play-offs by Seattle Sounders. He is due back for pre-season training on 15 January and is reported to have discussed his future with manager Bruce Arena before flying back to the UK on Wednesday morning.

The speculation comes at a time when Gerrard admitted that his time on the field was coming to an end.

“It could be my last season as a footballer,” he told LA Galaxy’s website. “I certainly don’t want to feel like I’m feeling right now come next year. Going on the road, playing on [artificial] turf, playing at altitude, playing in humidity, those are the hurdles that I’ve had to face over the last three months that I wasn’t aware of. Every away game has a different challenge.” – © Guardian News & Media 2015

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