Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has announced what seem like his departure from LA Galaxy at the end of the season.
In an Instagram post, Gerrard said: “Living in Los Angeles and playing for the great Galaxy supporters has been a privilege. You have made this place feel like home to me. This city and this club will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you.”
His comments have fuelled speculation that 36-year-old could return to play for the club.
Klopp Willing To Have Gerrard Back
Coach Jurgen Klopp is expected to hold talks with Gerrard ahead of the January transfer window in Europe.
“Stevie Gerrard is always so welcome at Liverpool FC, you can’t imagine how welcome,” said Klopp after his side’s 2-1 win over West Brom.
“So there is absolutely no problem. But anything we have, or will, speak about, stays (between us). That’s how I know Stevie, that’s how I am.”
“But nobody should be worried that there is no space for Steven Gerrard. Everything will be fine, 100 percent.”
Gerrard is reportedly keen on a coaching career, which will be unavailable under Klopp. However, an ambassadorial role is the one likely to be on offer now to the Anfield great.
Liverpool Could Win League -Pulis
Meanwhile, beaten West Brom manager Tony Pulis said Klopp could end Liverpool’s 27-year wait to be crowned champions of England.
“They’re a good side, their front five are as good as anything in the league.”
“They’ve got a free run at it this year (season). They’re not in Europe which is draining, irrespective of what people say, I’ve been there myself. So they have a free run.”
“The last time they came close, with Brendan, they had a free run as well and they have a free run at it this year.”
Goals from Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho were all Liverpool needed to edge close to the top of the table. A late consolation by Gareth McAuley however denid them the two clear goals they needed to go above leaders Arsenal.
“We have 20 points and it was not possible to have more tonight, so that’s okay,” Klopp said.
“Maybe not having clean sheets is just part of our game, I don’t know. It’s not a big problem. Defending is, first of all, about not letting them create a lot of chances and I can’t remember a lot of chances the last few games.”
“In dreamland, then you always win 4 or 5-0 and then the crowd can go home a little bit earlier to do something more serious. I actually think this game created one of the best chances we have had here because it was exciting until the end.”
“It’s really difficult to be satisfied with any football game and, at 2-1, it keeps you more awake than at 4-0. That’s just how it is. Maybe in this moment we’re not experienced enough in a situation like this.”