This is great news for many Liverpool fans. According to the Telegraph this morning newly retired Steven Gerrard could be set for a return to the club as an academy coach. A role that would see Gerrard working under the guidance of Academy Director Alex Inglethorpe and mentor Steve Heighway.
Opportunity to work with the youth
Seemingly the lure of rejoining his boyhood team is expected to be too much to resist. Hopefully a decision will be announced soon.
It is understood that Gerrard is now close to accepting an opportunity to work within his old club’s youth ranks. To have such a loyal servant back at the club that many say he shouldn’t have left is going to benefit everyone involved. This is a massive step forward for Gerrard, Klopp and Liverpool.
Gerrard is really keen to move in to coaching and possibly management in the coming years. Liverpool have offered to help Gerrard along as he continues to work towards his coaching badges – he is currently continuing to work towards his UEFA ‘A’ licence.
Current manager Jurgen Klopp however has reacted to the news of Gerrard’s retirement by urging people to let him breathe in a potential new job, and to allow him to make his own mistakes.
He said in a press conference on Thursday: “The door is always open for him. From our side if he wants to make a rich career after his (playing) career we want to help him. It is clear that one day in the future there will be something to announce.
“You can learn everything from doing things right and wrong. You have your first game, make the wrong decision, then you develop and it’s about collecting points, then to stay in the league, then to win the league or whatever.
“When I started at Mainz we had no-one around and could fight for a little bit without public interest. It was not that every day everyone wanted to know ‘how are you?’
“In my first few years there if I was training naked no-one would have seen it – even though I didn’t do that! People have to accept you will make mistakes. That helps.”
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