Liverpool legend rules out playing return for good

Steven Gerrard has ruled out an emotional playing return to Liverpool despite training with the club during the MLS off-season, report the Daily Mail.

The Anfield icon left Merseyside after almost 17 years as a professional with the club in order to join LA Galaxy to see out his career this summer.

He won every major trophy other than the Premier League title with his boyhood club, before moving stateside on an 18-month deal.

Speaking as a pundit on BT Sport, the former England captain revealed, ‘Yeah next week I’m going in for a couple of weeks and work with Mr Klopp.’

‘I’m really looking forward to that.’

However, when quizzed about a return to the playing side of things, Gerrard simply smiled and answered, ‘no.’

The Reds have been a revelation under Klopp, who took over from sacked Brendan Rodgers in October. They have lost just once under the former Borussia Dortmund coach, beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City away from home.

Last month, the 48-year old revealed that Gerrard is always welcome back at the club’s Melwood training ground, but again ruled out a return to the first-team.

‘Our doors are always open for him. That is clear’, said Klopp when talking up the prospect of training with the first-team.

‘But nothing else.’