The future of LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks.
The former England international has been plying his trade in the MLS for roughly 18 months, but has been linked with a return to England, or more specifically Liverpool, almost from the day he left Anfield.
With the Galaxy’s season ended by defeat to Colorado Rapids in the MLS playoffs last week, it was anticipated that Gerrard would announce his departure from the StubHub Center soon after. While that has not happened yet, the 36-year-old’s latest Instagram post has all but confirmed that his stay in the US is coming to an end.
Attention will now turn to Gerrard’s potential next destination. Liverpool remains an option for the former captain, but any return to the club would almost certainly be in a non-playing role. Manager Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that he sees any Liverpool return for Gerrard as part of helping the club’s future rather than making an impact in the present.
Should he decide to postpone retirement for a few months, then a reunion with Brendan Rodgers could be on the cards. Reports in Scotland last week linked the player with a move to Celtic to see out his playing days, like Roy Keane did in 2005, to be part of the Bhoys’ march to the Scottish Premiership title.
If he ultimately decides to return to the Premier League, however, he won’t be short of offers.