Although he only left Liverpool a year ago, club legend Steven Gerrard has never made it a secret that he would like to return to Anfield one day.
Gerrard joined MLS side LA Galaxy last summer after nearly two decades at Liverpool, making over 700 appearances in all conpetitions, so it stands to reason that he would love to return to the club one day.
That said, although he did not say in what capacity he would like to return, the chances of him ever playing for the club in a playing role are almost non-existent. He does, however, appear to harbour a desire to come back to the club and manage them one day, following in the footsteps of Anfield heroes such as Kenny Dalglish.
The 35 year old returned to Melwood to train with his former teammates in at MLS off-season at the end of last year, so he will have witnessed first hand what current manager Jürgen Klopp is building at the club. That in itself led to rumours that Klopp might have considered signing Gerrard on a loan deal – which the player probably would have agreed to – but those hopes were quickly shot down by the Liverpool boss.
Speaking at a Galaxy fans’ Q and A session, Gerrard did admit that while he and his family are happy in Los Angeles, he would ultimately like to return to Liverpool some day, saying:
“I will be going home at some point,
“I don’t want to start any unnecessary rumours. I’m really happy where I am at the moment. But I’m sure somewhere down the line I will represent Liverpool football club.
“I miss my friends and my family. I miss a bit of cold weather.
“I miss going to the games. I spent 35 years in Liverpool . Liverpool’s my home, it always will be. This is my second home for a short period of time.
“Sooner rather than later I will return to where I’m comfortable with my people – and that’s Liverpool.”
The former England international continues to show flashes of quality in his LA surroundings. He came on as a second half substitute in the Galaxy’s match with New England revolution at the StubHub Center on Sunday, sealing a 4-2 win for the home side with a well-taken finish in stoppage time.