In light of his retirement from the game yesterday, Steven Gerrard is set to rejoin Liverpool as an Academy coach, writes reliable Telegraph journalist Chris Bascombe.
The offers have been pouring in for our former captain since his contract with LA Galaxy ended, but it seems a coaching position under Academy Director Alex Inglethorpe, with the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, is beneficial for all.
Gerrard had playing offers for Melbourne Victory in Australia and even Inter Milan in Serie A, but yesterday the football world stopped as he announced he was hanging up his boots for good.
The reaction on Thursday proved he will go down as one of the greatest midfielders of the modern generation. He won the Champions League (almost singlehandedly at times), two FA Cups, three League Cups and a UEFA Cup as well as an absolute host of individual awards.
Now though, Gerrard’s task is to become an elite coach, as he continues his Uefa ‘A’ licence with Liverpool’s help. It’s important we let him get on with it and not less his return to the club overshadow the current side’s battle for Premier League glory.