Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard is set to return to his boy-hood club in a brand new role.
Steven Gerrard is set to make a dramatic come-back to his boyhood club Liverpool in a brand new role. Reports from BBC Sport have revealed that the Merseyside hero will join the Premier League club as a youth coach.
Gerrard, 36, left Liverpool after a 17-year stint at Anfield for pastures new in America where he joined MLS outfit, L.A. Galaxy. After two years in the U.S, Gerrard decided to hang up his boots and announced his retirement from professional football.
A player who achieved so much in the modern game, Gerrard will now join up with the youth coaching staff at Liverpool and offer his expertise to the next exciting generation at the club.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Gerrard said, “It feels like completing the circle, returning to the place where it all began,” Gerrard said. “However, this isn’t a decision based on emotion – it’s about what I can offer and contribute,” he added.
“When I knew coming back was a serious option I wanted to make sure it was a substantive role. This gives me a great opportunity to learn and develop as a coach, while at the same time offering my knowledge, ideas and experience to the young players at an important period of their development.”
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It seems as if the former England captain will try his hand in management at some stage, but for now he will continue to ply his trade in the coaching sector back where he belongs…Liverpool.