Predator Legends – What is Steven Gerrard up to now?
Steven Gerrard joins Liverpool F.C Academy coaching team after a year with L.A Galaxy.
Steven Gerrard left his boyhood club, Liverpool, in 2015, playing his final game on the 16th of May after rounding up a impressive 709 appearances.
He then went on to play one last season for L.A Galaxy before returning back to Liverpool as part of the Academy coaching team on the 20th of January, 2017.
Gerrard showed his desire to one day be the manager of Liverpool F.C. So he decided to start from the bottom, as advised by Jurgen Klopp where he can learn with out full media coverage.
Gerrard was offered the M.K Dons managerial position, but turned it down to return to the club he found dearest.
Upon signing the contract, Gerrard’s words were:
“It feels like completing the circle; returning to the place where professionally it all began. However, this isn’t a decision based on emotion – it’s about what I can offer and contribute to Liverpool.
“I don’t think I need to explain to people what this football club means to me, but when I knew coming back was a serious option I wanted to make sure it was a substantive role and a role in which I could really help the organisation.
“Meeting with Alex Inglethorpe, seeing the work they are currently doing and want to do in the future at Kirkby, it just felt right. The right option at the right time, for all parties involved.
“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.”
To read what Alex Inglethorpe, the Academy Director, had to say about Gerrards return, click here