GERRARD: NO LIVERPOOL COACHING OFFER
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard says he has not received any coaching job from the club.
The former Anfield captain has been rumoured to have received a role at the club when he retires, but Gerard denies such claims. Gerrard added that he had a cordial relationship with current Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp.
“Jurgen Klopp’s his own man. He’s got his own team of people around him that he’s very happy and content with. Of course, I’ve got a huge Liverpool connection and Liverpool is in my heart and always will be, but there’s nothing to really comment on,” the LA Galaxy star said.
Gerrard left England and moved to the Major League Soccer in 2014. He contributes to the team, and they sit in second place in the Western Conference standings – four points behind FC Dallas. The 36-year old is really keen on winning the MLS Cup before he retires, particularly as he failed to win the Premier League with Liverpool during his stay in England.
On coming back to coach after retirement under Klopp, Gerrard said: “There’s no future decision to work with Klopp, I get on very well with him. We’re in contact but there’s no job opportunity there at the moment. There’s nothing for me to really say on the matter. I’m a big fan of him, I hope he brings success back to Liverpool.”
Gerrard said he would be supporting the club from his base in California. He said the focus was the current MLS season, and that many have been calling to enquire what the next move would be after the year. The player was a fan-favourite, and he spoke of his time at the club in a new documentary that goes way back into Liverpool’s history. Gerrard added that the club housed his best performances and would remain a special place in his heart.