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Gerrard - no job opportunity for me at Liverpool

Gerrard has been in contact with Liverpool boss Klopp. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists there is currently "no job opportunity" for him at the club despite being in contact with manager Jurgen Klopp.

The 36-year-old midfielder is into the final six months of his contract with Los Angeles Galaxy and accepts his playing days are numbered.

And while there has been much speculation about him linking up with his former club in some capacity, nothing is in the pipeline at the moment.

"People need to understand that Jurgen Klopp is his own man, he's got his own team of people around him, that he is very happy and content with," Gerrard exclusively told virtual reality company Laduma.

"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.

"There's no future decision to work with Klopp, I get on really well with him, we're in contact but there's no job opportunity there at the moment.

"There is absolutely nothing to say on my future beyond this MLS season at the moment.

"I know I'm in the twilight, I know I'm coming to the end pretty soon.

"I just want to try and enjoy every last moment really. The one thing I'm going to miss [is] walking on to the pitch.

"I'm going to miss that buzz very much because that's what I play the game for."


Liverpool legend Gerrard could hang up his boots next year

Gerrard could call time on his playing career. Credit: PA

Steven Gerrard says the forthcoming Major League Soccer season could well be his last before a move into coaching.

The former England captain, 35, has hailed the assistance afforded to him and other Three Lions stars of the recent past by the Football Association in preparing for a career in coaching.

Gerrard, who is set to line up for Los Angeles Galaxy against DC United in their season-opener on Sunday, March 6, wrote in his Daily Telegraph column: "Nothing is 100 per cent certain yet, but this season at LA Galaxy could be my last as a professional footballer.

"I know I'm in the twilight of my career. I am starting my UEFA A licence shortly and the Football Association are proving to be proactive and hugely encouraging in helping former players onto the coaching ladder.

"I was invited to meet the England Under-19 side earlier in the season and further opportunities are planned in future international breaks. I know players like Rio Ferdinand and Jamie Carragher have received similar invitations. It's something I'm keen to push further."

Gerrard wanted Spurs midfielder to replace him at Liverpool

Steven Gerrard has revealed that he wanted Dele Alli to replace him at Liverpool.

Gerrard left the Reds this summer to join LA Galaxy and has singled out Spurs and England midfielder Alli as the man he wanted to step into his shoes at Anfield.

Gerrard wanted Liverpool to sign Alli. Credit: PA

"He looks ahead of me as far as England games and appearances are concerned," Gerrard told BT Sport.

"He's got more experience because he came through at MK Dons which has helped him progress and make the impact he has done at Tottenham.

"I was actually disappointed Liverpool didn't sign him. I thought he was certainly a player Liverpool might've tried to go for, especially with me coming to the end.

"He's certainly a player that could play for Liverpool for 15 years, he's got that ability."


Gerrard confirms Liverpool return to work with Klopp

Gerrard will train with Liverpool for two weeks. Credit: PA

Steven Gerrard has confirmed he will train with former club Liverpool next week and is relishing the opportunity to work with Jurgen Klopp.

LA Galaxy midfielder Gerrard has ruled out a return to a playing role with Liverpool and is only training at Melwood during the MLS close season.

The 35-year-old said on BT Sport's Champions League coverage: "I'm going to go in for a couple of weeks and work with Mr Klopp so I'm really looking forward to that, to see what he's about and try and learn a few things from him."

Liverpool legend Gerrard hints at retirement date

Gerrard joined LA Galaxy earlier this year. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has dropped his biggest hint yet that he may retire in 2016.

The LA Galaxy midfielder told reporters in Seattle: “It could be my last season as a footballer. I certainly don’t want to feel like I’m feeling right now come next year."

Galaxy were knocked out of the play-offs in Major League Soccer by Seattle Sounders last week and Gerrard only joined their campaign for the last four months - scoring two goals in 14 appearances.

“I’d love to go out on a high. It’s a long season and I only came here for the last four months, but I’ll certainly be better for the experience next year."

Gerrard, now 35, says the experience of playing in the MLS is different than he anticipated.

"Going on the road, playing on (artificial) turf, playing at altitude, playing in humidity, those are the hurdles that I've had to face over the last three months that I wasn't aware of. Every away game has a different challenge," he said.

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