Tuesday 16 January 2018

Steven Gerrard reveals desire to coach Liverpool alongside Jamie Carragher

Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher of Liverpool
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher of Liverpool

Mark Critchley

Steven Gerrard wants to work with former Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher in a coaching role and remains hopeful of returning to his old club.

The 35-year-old midfielder’s current contract with Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy expires in eight months’ time and he is keen to enter coaching once his playing career comes to an end.

Gerrard, who left Anfield last year after 17 years with his boyhood club, admits he regularly thinks about coaching Liverpool and would like to do so alongside his friend Carragher.

"I’ve imagined it a lot," he told men's fashion brand Mr Porter, in an interview syndicated by the Liverpool Echo. "Jamie’s knowledge of the game is superb. I know the amount of time and effort he puts into to the work that he does now. Also how much he loved the game when I played with him.

“I think we’ll both work for the club again at some point during the rest of our lives. When that will be, I don’t know. Will that be together? I’m not sure.

“Would I work with Jamie Carragher again for Liverpool? Of course I would, without a doubt, but it’s for other people to make that decision.

“I think everyone knows, it goes without saying, that the club’s in our hearts and it’s difficult if the club come calling, but we’ve other things going on at the moment," he added. "It’s not as if we’re begging for it or desperate for it, but they know where we are.”

Gerrard also revealed that he does not yet know whether he will bring his playing career to an end once his current deal with LA Galaxy expires.

The former England captain did not rule out retiring later this year and beginning his coaching career away from Anfield, if he believed it was the right move.

“When I retire from football I am going to be available for people to offer me roles if they feel I’m one of the candidates,” he said.

“Would I go for another role in the game if any offers [from Liverpool] didn’t come my way? Yeah I would.

“I’m at a little bit at a crossroads at the moment, what to do, whether to call it a day at the end of the season or whether maybe to do one more but we’ll have to wait and see.”

“The season finishes here in November. Maybe some football offers might come my way, maybe some coaching roles will come my way. I’m doing my coaching badges and I’m on my A licence as we speak.

“Hopefully I’m going to be in a position to consider some offers very seriously come Christmas.”

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