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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."

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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."

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