Liverpool fans get all sentimental as Steven Gerrard enjoys training session under Jurgen Klopp
Published 30/11/2015 | 15:25
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was back in familiar surroundings on Monday as he joined the first-team squad for training.
The 35-year-old, currently on a post-season Major League Soccer break from Los Angeles Galaxy, was at the club's Melwood training complex to be put through his paces by Jurgen Klopp.
Gerrard is keen to maintain his fitness levels prior to his return to pre-season in California in mid-January ahead of his first full campaign in MLS and recently met with Klopp to finalise the details, having previously agreed the opportunity with former boss Brendan Rodgers.
"I'm very excited to go in, obviously I've been there for a very long time and I've come out for a short period but I'm looking forward going into the new set-up to having a look at what Klopp's all about tactically, what he demands of his players and how much he's changed since the Brendan era," Gerrard told BT Sport last week.
"You just watch him in those interviews and you just love watching him. He's got that infectious personality and I'm excited to go and spend some time with him."
Gerrard, who was at Anfield on Sunday for the 1-0 win over Swansea, will pull on the red shirt again, albeit for the Legends team in a match against their Australian counterparts in Sydney on January 7.
Also among those training on Monday were playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who missed the victory over Swansea with a hamstring problem, and Jon Flanagan, who has not featured for the club since May 2014 after a couple of knee operations.
Ok I've changed my mind, seeing Gerrard back in training I want him to come back and play #LFC— Sam Gocher (@Sam_Gocher) November 30, 2015
Seeing Gerrard training with Liverpool in Liverpool kit is depressing— lewis••• (@LewMarshallsay) November 30, 2015
Strange seeing Gerrard back training with us there— Mark (@Beddz03) November 30, 2015
Seeing Gerrard train with Liverpool makes me happy— Robert Rourke (@RobertRourke1) November 30, 2015
Steven Gerrard come back to Liverpool tapi cuma ikut latihannya aja gak ikut main lagi :( :(— Dominikus Savio (@anggagazetta) November 30, 2015