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According to an Anfield Wrap correspondent writing in The Independent.

 

Klopp is driving it, apparently. Wants him in a playing and coaching capacity, particularly to raise the standards of professionalism in training.

 

I can't post links as I'm on my phone, but it's on the Anfield Wrap Facey page.

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Steven Gerrard set for amazing return to Liverpool after holding talks with Jurgen Klopp

The former captain could even return to Anfield in a playing role
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Steven-Gerrard.jpgSteven Gerrard in action for LA Galaxy GETTY IMAGES

Steven Gerrard is in line for a sensational return to Liverpool following discussions with the club’s manager, Jürgen Klopp, The Independent can reveal.

Klopp has spoken to the former captain several times on the telephone since arriving at Anfield last month. The manager is now convinced that Gerrard’s presence will help define the standards of professionalism he expects around Melwood, Liverpool’s training ground.

Although Klopp has so far only debated the possibility of Gerrard training with Liverpool until 15 January when he is due back in the United States to rejoin Los Angeles Galaxy for pre-season, there is a chance of a formal playing agreement being brokered. However, that possibility is made complicated by Galaxy’s probable demands for a transfer fee, as Gerrard has another year left on his contract with the Major League Soccer club. 

Galaxy are currently not willing to sanction a loan deal similar to the one afforded to David Beckham, who went to Milan twice in his five years at the club. 

Gerrard is scheduled to land in London on Wednesday morning following an overnight flight from California. His MLS season finished in disappointment last week when Galaxy were eliminated in the competition’s play-offs by Seattle Sounders.

Gerrard scored twice in 14 appearances for Galaxy, having joined halfway through the 2015 campaign. Before returning to England he met with the club’s coach, Bruce Arena, on Monday and they discussed his future, with potential targets in the transfer market being high on the agenda.

Gerrard, 35, will take advice from friends, family and trusted colleagues within football before deciding whether it is appropriate to get involved at Liverpool again, even if it is just for training.

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While he sees the American experience as beneficial, and he enjoys the lifestyle, he has missed Liverpool acutely as well as the cut and thrust of the Premier League – a level at which he believes he can still have an impact.

Gerrard is expected to attend Liverpool’s home match with Crystal Palace on Sunday and should meet Klopp in person for the first time early next week when the pair will try and plot the way forward.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates with his players after victory over Chelsea

Klopp has operated with three central midfielders in each of his five games in charge of Liverpool. He appreciates that if he is to achieve a top-four Premier League finish, while making progress in the FA and League Cups as well as the Europa League, he will need increased depth in his squad.

Alternatively, a rather more straightforward training agreement between player and club might allow Gerrard to help with coaching and Klopp is still considering whether he needs a former player to supplement his staff after the departure of Gary McAllister, who served briefly under Brendan Rodgers.

 

One person who is unlikely to be joining Liverpool is David Wagner, who announced his departure from Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund on Monday, where he was the Under-23 team manager. Klopp is godfather to the German-born former US international’s daughter while Wagner was best man when Klopp remarried in 2005. Wagner has firm offers from at least two Bundesliga clubs but is said to want to take time selecting his next move.

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Seriously, we need to build something new. We had about 2-3 years of trying to figure out what would happen when he went.  We need young players who are willing to step up and take responsibility. Him coming back now would be a bad tribute act and a step backwards.

 

He should enjoy life without the pressure he's endured for the last 17 years and we should wish him well and move on.   

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Goodbye against Palace at home, hello again against Palace at home.

 

Maybe if someone in the club media department plays the footage of him leaving the pitch after his send-off backwards and records that, we can sell DVDs of it as his return to gullible people in Asia.

 

CHA-CHING.  Buying our own player back 4 months later may even end up paying for itself.

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According to an Anfield Wrap correspondent writing in The Independent.

 

Klopp is driving it, apparently. Wants him in a playing and coaching capacity, particularly to raise the standards of professionalism in training.

 

I can't post links as I'm on my phone, but it's on the Anfield Wrap Facey page.

 

I find it hard to understand how Klopp and his team cannot manage this basic managerial function themselves

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He landed back here yesterday ,he's gonna use facilities at melwood to tick over fitness which was always the case but once he meets Klopp,well you never know...

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He landed back here yesterday ,he's gonna use facilities at melwood to tick over fitness which was always the case but once he meets Klopp,well you never know...

If he meets Klopp he'll fall in love with him like we all have, he might even want him inside him.

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Please let this happen. This just hits home what a collusol fuck up letting him go was, what the fuck were they thinking. How could you possibly be against it this is Steven Gerrard, we absolutely adore the man and he clearly adores us. Yeah he can't run anymore but fuck me I'd sooner have a 35 year Gerrard come on for the last 30 needing a goal than our 165k utility man James Milner. He deserves a better send off than the 3-1 to palace and that farce at Stoke.

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I dont think Klopps driving anything here. Klopp and the likes of Buvac and Kraweitz should be given plenty of time and space to settle into the surroundings before anything like this.

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Im still sore at Gerrard for coming on in the match against Man Utd and getting sent off right away, after which the wheels fell off that season.

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I can remember Bob getting shot of Smithy,Hughes,and fuck knows who else,all heroes,their legs can go somewhere else not here,he was reported as saying.I think that bringing Gerrard back would be a bad thing,he's past it now,leave it be.

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Stevie as part of the boot room? Absolutely. But don't see him as a player who can make a difference like he used to on the pitch. Gengenpresen requires fresh young legs. Main reason Milner is struggling is partly age. However, provided Klopp wants him, he can come in and learn from the new management working with them. The scouse element is badly missing in the establishment.

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