Gerrard can't wait to coach Pool starlets
Steven Gerrard has returned to Liverpool to take up a full-time role within their academy in what has been described as "a wide-ranging role in the professional development phase of the young players".
The 36-year-old returns to Anfield less than two years after he left the club to join LA Galaxy following the end of his last contract there, and he describes the role - in which he will work with academy boss Alex Inglethorpe - as "completing the circle" after he came through the Liverpool academy 27 years ago.
"It feels like completing the circle, returning to the place where professionally it all began," Gerrard said. "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. This gives me a great opportunity to learn and develop as a coach."