Revealed : Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is set for Anfield return

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Anfield legend Steven Gerrard is set to reunite with his boyhood club after 18 months of experience with Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy. Although the 36-year old veteran had offers to extend his football career, the midfielder has reportedly decided to hang up his boots and return to his former club in any substantial coaching role.

Gerrard bid farewell to Los Angeles and greeted the fans for their enormous support:“Over the last year and a half, it has been a privilege to represent the LA Galaxy and play in front of this club’s great fans.

“When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the LA Galaxy lift another MLS Cup. I am very disappointed to have not achieved that objective, but I can look back at my time at the club with pride at what we accomplished, including two straight play-off appearances and countless memorable moments on the pitch.

“Over the last year and a half, it has been a privilege to represent the LA Galaxy and play in front of this club’s great fans.

“When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the LA Galaxy lift another MLS Cup. I am very disappointed to have not achieved that objective, but I can look back at my time at the club with pride at what we accomplished, including two straight play-off appearances and countless memorable moments on the pitch.

“I have loved every minute of my time in the States and playing for the LA Galaxy. I am excited to see this league and this great club continue to grow.

“As someone who spent the whole of their career in Liverpool, it has been an incredible experience to come to Los Angeles and play for the LA Galaxy.

“I would like to thank Mr. Anschutz, Dan Beckerman, Chris Klein and Bruce Arena for this opportunity. I would also like to thank my teammates, the coaching staff, the team staff and each and every supporter for their support since I arrived at this club.

“To the Galaxy fans at StubHub Center, it has been an honor to play in front of you. From my debut against San Jose to my final match in Colorado, you have shown me amazing support and I will never forget that. I am excited to continue to support the Galaxy going forward and I look forward to seeing you all again in Los Angeles soon.

“Los Angeles will always have a special place in my heart. As I depart, I want to thank everyone at the club for making my time here so memorable for me and my family.

“I am now looking forward to spending time with my family as I consider the next stage of my career.”

Jurgen Klopp, the Reds boss, previously suggested that Steven Gerrard is ‘always welcome’ at Liverpool and  there will always be a place for him on Merseyside. Gerrard, too, is open to the challenge of this next stage of his career and enjoyed a productive talk. But the Englishman is not looking for a role on sentimental basis, he truly wants to contribute to the club with his vast experience and has asked for a meaningful responsibility.

Alex Inglethorpe, the Academy Director at Liverpool FC (who recently signed a new multiple years contract with the Reds), had some fruitful conversation with Gerrard in past and the ‘Captain Fantastic’ of Liverpool might be offered a coaching role at youth ranks to enrich the youngsters with his 28 years of experience with the Reds – the stages through which he emerged as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Photo by Steve, Reading

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