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  1. Gerrard Will Not Take Up Under 23 Role

    According to Melissa Reddy, Liverpool FC correspondent for and regular on LFC TV, Steven Gerrard will not take up the vacant position of U23 manager after the announcement that current manager, Michael Beale is set to leave to take up the assistant manager position at Sao Paulo.

    Melissa reports that Gerrard has been in talks with the club about a coaching position and it is expected that he will take up a role in January although there is nothing concrete yet and nothing has been signed.

    It is believed that he sounded out the club about a role before announcing his retirement as a player in November.

    The report this morning says that Gerrard will take more of a floating role within the club and will start right at the very grass roots of football in the academy while also perfoming some role within the England set up.

    The Mirror reported yesterday the Gerrard was set to be announced as Michael Beale’s successor in the U23 role, a story which appeared no where else I might add.

    There is a lot of speculation surrounding Steven Gerrard’s future and this will of course continue until there is an official announcement.

  2. Did Klopp Drop A Big Hint About Steven Gerrard’s Future?

    Today’s pre match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s weekend fixture against Sunderland at Anfield was dominated by questions about Steven Gerrard and his future.

    Journalist’s asked question after question about Gerrard and his announcement that he was retiring as a player and pretty much ignored the real reason they were there: to ask questions about the weekend fixture.

    Jurgen Klopp got fed up in the end with the topic and said, “You are obviously not satisfied with the question of the person next to you so you ask again?”

    During the onslaught, he did however, say something that left everyone who saw the press conference in no doubt as to what will happen with Steven Gerrard.

    “This is not the room I want to speak about this. When something is announced, then we will talk. It is clear that one day in the future there will something to announce – that is pretty sure too – but until then there is nothing to say.”

    “What I said – and it’s a law – that the door is always open for him. From our side if he wants it’s an open door and I’m sure he will want. And if he wants to make a different career from his former career we want to help him, that’s how it is.”

    Press Conference

    “There is nothing else to say – but maybe that is already too much!”

    Klopp elaborated on his comments after the press conference saying that it was “a language issue”.

    “What I wanted to say is if there is something to announce then we will announce it. That’s it,”

    Gerrard himself was also pointing at the prospect of going into coaching or management in an exclusive interview he did with Gary Lineker on BT Sport saying “In the future, I do have dreams and aspirations of having a go at management or assisting a manager and being back involved in the dressing room. But you know I have many, many years to do that.”

    “The important thing for me now is to concentrate on (TV work, as a pundit) and in the spare time around that, to gain some experience.”

    Specualtion is rife at the moment with some suggesting that any announcement will be made in the New Year, once Liverpool have completed their congested fixture list.

    Check out the video below for the full press conference.

  3. Video: Klopp Pre Sunderland Press Conference

    Jurgen Klopp held his regular pre match press conference today ahead this weekends premier league fixture against Sunderland at Anfield.

    The topic to dominate today’s press conference was Steven Gerrard’s announcement that he has retired from football and  Klopp fielded the inevitable questions surrounding the Liverpool legend’s future.

    There were however the occasional questions relating to this weekends game.

    Check out the video below for the full press conference.

  4. Gerrard Confirms MK Dons Jobs Rejection

    There have been a number of reports over the last few days about Steven Gerrard being offered the managerial position at MK Dons.

    It emerged yesterday that the former Liverpool captain rejected the offer after speaking with MK Dons chairman, Pete Winkelman.

    Speaking to BT Sport, he confirmed that he was indeed offered the job of replacing Karl Robinson at the League One side saying:  “I’m just taking a bit of time to consider what’s next. Exciting times moving forward.”

    “I spoke to MK Dons. I had a chat with the chairman, it’s a very exciting job for somebody else but it’s a bit soon for me.”

    “But it’s true, I did speak to them.”

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    Gerrard is back on Merseyside weighing up his options after his 18 month contract with LA Galaxy ended and is reported to be in talks with Liverpool over the possibility of taking up a coaching role at the club.

    He has previous experience coaching at youth level with the Liverpool under 16’s as well as working with the England under 18’s.

    We discussed Steven Gerrards return at length on our last podcast. Listen below.

    Listen to “Southampton v Liverpool Match Review & Philippe Coutinho Rumours” on Spreaker.

  5. Steven Gerrard To Return To Liverpool?

    Jurgen Klopp dropped an unexpected bombshell during his pre-match press conference for the West Brom game when asked whether Steven Gerrard would be welcome at Melwood should he return to Liverpool after Gerrard announced that he would be leaving LA Galaxy at the end of the current MLS season.

    When asked, Klopp said, “Steven Gerrard – and this will be a really big surprise – is always so welcome at Liverpool”

    “Everything we will talk to each other about will stay in these talks. That is how I know Stevie and that is how I am.”

    “Nobody should be worried that we don’t have space for Steven Gerrard. Everything will be fine, 100 per cent.”

    While Gerrard has not announced his intention to end his playing career, it is thought that he will not ply his trade at another club. Paul Joyce of the Express reported on Sunday that Liverpool were in talks with Gerrard over a return to the club that could see him taking up some form of coaching role. Joyce goes on to state that the exact role Gerrard would take up is still being discussed with a role at the Liverpool Academy being the front runner. He has started his UEFA coaching badges and had done some coaching at academy level previously.

    Fanning the flames, John W Henry and Linda Pizzuti Henry were present at Anfield for Liverpool’s victory over West Brom on Saturday leading many to believe that this is someway linked to Gerrard’s return.

    While no official announcement has been made by the club, Klopp’s statements to the media during his press conference have gotten fans excited about the prospect of Stevie G returning with many suggesting that he would fit right into Klopp’s first team.

    The 36 year old, who last played for Liverpool at the end of the 2014-15 season after making 710 appearances for the club is unlikely to take up any playing role and will most likely take up a position in the youth set up.

    Steven Gerrard playing a part in any shape or form at Liverpool Football Club can only have a positive outcome as he is revered by both players and fans worldwide and has already achieved legendary status.