By Coral Barry

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has refused to rule out a return with Steven Gerrard this summer.

The Hoops manager has been linked with a move for Gerrard who is currently plying his trade in the MLS with LA Galaxy and admitted he was eager to work with the former Liverpool skipper again.

Rodgers, who maanged the Liverpool legend in his three years as Anfield boss, is due to make some drastic changes at Celtic this summer and has responded vaguely to questions about whether he was looking to bring Gerrard on board at the club.

“Steven was outstanding for me as a captain, so maybe one day,” said Rodgers speaking to the Sun. “You want to work with the best people — and he’s certainly one of the best.”

The Sun claim that Rodgers is eager to make Gerrard a player-coach at the Scottish giants and with the midfielder having just turned 36 it could be a good move for all parties.

Gerrard has expressed a desire to go into coaching in the past, but has always said a return to Liverpool was his long-term goal.

In other Celtic news, a rumoured Hoops target has responded to claims he has been approached by the club.