The 36-year-old will take on the role this summer, having returned to the Reds in the position of Academy coach in February following his retirement from playing last year.

In assuming the post, Gerrard will replace Neil Critchley, who will take charge of the U23s.

Current U23s boss Mike Garrity will become part of Critchley’s backroom team for the new campaign.

The move represents the latest chapter in Gerrard’s Liverpool FC story, which spans in excess of 17 years.

After hanging up his boots following a playing career that consisted of 710 appearances, 186 goals, 10 trophies and innumerable iconic moments with the Reds, he returned to where it all began at the Academy earlier this year.

For the last three months, Gerrard has operated in a wide-ranging role at the youth complex, working in the professional development phase of the young players and offering advice and guidance gleaned from his remarkable career. Read more…