Steven Gerrard will walk out at Anfield for the final time as a Liverpool player on Saturday. However, it might not be the last time he stands in the famous Merseyside dugout, we hope…
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The long-serving midfielder, who has played over 700 games for the Reds, has now admitted that he harbours dreams of one day managing his boyhood club.
Gerrard, 34, joins LA Galaxy this summer when his Liverpool contract expires. His 18-months in the MLS are likely to be his last as a player and it’s expected that the former England skipper will then look towards coaching.
There have long since been rumours about the prospect of Gerrard one day managing Liverpool, following in the footsteps of arguably our greatest ever player, Kenny Dalglish, who has also had two spells at the Anfield helm.
Speaking about the rumours this week, in quotes taken by the Daily Mirror, Gerrard admitted that it was something he’d love to one day do, even if it’s currently too far off to think about.
“We will have to wait and see. I don’t want to jump into conclusions and create headlines,” he said. “Being the manager of this club is probably one of hardest jobs in the world.
“First and foremost you have to be good enough, got to be prepared for it and got to be offered it. A lot of things would have to happen from now until then so we will have to wait and see. But it is something I have thought about so maybe one day.
“A career is always full of highs and lows the biggest regret is not having a Premier League winners medal. I would have loved one of those. That would have been the icing on the cake. But in life you can’t have it all.
“In a perfect scenario I would have that, so of course I have had some low moments, some cruel moments as well along the way. But I think sometimes to achieve the good things and some highs you have to go through setbacks and feel disappointment and pain to bounce back and get the highs as well.”