Could Steven Gerrard be planning a move back to English football?
His contract with LA Galaxy expires next month09:18 Sunday 2 October 2016, 9:18 2 Oct 2016
Steven Gerrard could be in line for a sensational return to English football in the near future.
Gerrard, who first signed for LA Galaxy last year, will become a free agent again in November when his contract expires. And he's already thinking about the future.
In an interview with the Mirror, the former England captain appears to contemplating retirement from the game as a player with a view to continuing on with his coaching training.
At the outset of his move to the MLS, the 36-year-old insisted that this was not a prelude to retirement and that he was going there with the intention of winning more silverware.
But it appears now that he could be revising his mindset:
"I’m wondering whether I should play on for a little bit longer or whether I should call it a day. I haven’t 100 per cent decided on that yet. I still enjoy playing. I still love coming into training, I still love competing, so if I can carry on and there are opportunities to stay here or go somewhere else for another six months or 12 months then I’ll consider it."
"But if nothing comes up I’ll try and fly through the coaching badges and see what happens down that road."
"I’m around 60 percent through my A licence and I’m hoping to have that finished by the end of the year so we’ll go from there. Maybe it’s an obsession but I still love playing. I’m going to be a long time retired and so I still want to enjoy things while I’m still feeling good."
If he does decide to commit to his coaching endeavors, we could see the former captain link up with his former club Liverpool. He's already held talks with Jurgen Klopp about taking up a position in the club and Gerrard seems impressed by the work of the German coach, predicting that Liverpool will 'break into the top four,' this season.
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