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Gerrard confirms Liverpool return but it's only for training, he insists

“I’m going in for a couple of weeks to work with Mr Klopp so I’m really looking forward to that.”

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard.
Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard.

LIVERPOOL GREAT STEVEN Gerrard has confirmed that he’s returning to the club next week, but only to train.

The 35-year-old LA Galaxy midfielder had been linked with a return to his boyhood club, potentially even on loan during the MLS off-season.

But the former England star has ruled out playing for his former club again, instead going back to train under new boss Jurgen Klopp.

Working as a pundit for BT Sport, Gerrard said he was looking forward to learning from the German manager: “Next week [I'm returning]. I’m going in for a couple of weeks to work with Mr Klopp so I’m really looking forward to that; to see what he’s about and try and learn a few things off him.”

Gerrard became a Liverpool great during 17 seasons with the club before departing at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. Klopp has ruled out a playing return for the midfielder, instead saying the door is open for Gerrard to train.

When asked if a temporary transfer back to Anfield from LA is on the cards, Gerrard smiled and said: “No.”

Liverpool sit ninth in the Premier League after a confidence-boosting 4-1 win over Manchester City on Saturday.

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