Steven Gerrard hints at future Liverpool role

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Upon receiving his PFA Merit Award, Steven Gerrard has revealed that at the end of his time in MLS, he would like to return to Liverpool.

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The 34-year-old – who jointly won the award alongside long-time international teammate Frank Lampard, who is also leaving for America in the summer – will be joining LA Galaxy at the end of the season, having spent the last 17 years in our first-team.

With the end of this campaign in sight, Gerrard has just five opportunities left to add to his staggering total of 500 Premier League appearances, a landmark he reached during Saturday’s goalless draw with West Brom at the Hawthorns. Along the way, he has managed to score 117 times.

However, according to journalist Henry Winter’s Twitter page, the skipper suggested that he may still have a future with our club beyond the next five games, as he would like to return and give something back to Merseyside again one day.

Players returning to the club with which they were held in such high regard is always a dangerous thing to do, as in many cases it fails to enhance their hero status, and can knock them off their pedestal. Nevertheless, the number of the local lads in the squad seems to be dwindling, and having someone with the passion for our club that Gerrard has can only be a benefit to those players who need some help in the future understanding what being a Liverpool player means.