20 Nov 2015

Eurosport Exclusive: After phone 'contact' with Klopp, 'World-Class' playmaker confirms Liverpool transfer is not happening

In recent weeks, both Jurgen Klopp and LA Galaxy boss Bruce Arena have dismissed the possibility of Steven Gerrard returning to Liverpool on loan this year, and now, the 'world-class' midfielder has categorically confirmed his future plans.

The story so far:

Oct 2015: The Independent claimed: "Steven Gerrard is in line for a return to Liverpool [and] there is a chance of a playing agreement".

Nov 2015: Klopp told reporters: "I've had contact with Stevie. If he wants to train, that's no problem. But nothing else".

Nov 2015: Arena also rule out a move: “There’s not any truth to any of this. It’s ridiculous.”

In an exclusive interview with Eurosport today, Gerrard finally addressed the Liverpool rumours:

"I’ve retired from the national team so I don’t have to go and prove myself in Europe. I need to get some rest for a very long season ahead next year”.

It'd be great to see Gerrard back at Liverpool, but as a consummate professional, he is putting all his focus on LA Galaxy, which is the way it should be.

There is one scenario I'd love to see, though: Next season, Klopp has Liverpool on course for the title; Gerrard comes back to the club on loan, and plays enough games to warrant a league winner's medal. The Reds win the title, and Gerrard lifts the trophy with Jordan Henderson.

Extreme wishful thinking, but that would be an emotional (and deserved) end to Gerrard's fantastic Liverpool career.

Make it so, Jurgen!

Author: Jaimie K


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