By Emma Sanders

Steven Gerrard has returned to Merseyside in order to receive treatment for a hamstring injury, according to a leading LA Galaxy journalist.

Adam Serrano made several tweets on Thursday afternoon explaining that the former Liverpool captain has returned to his old club to receive treatment.

The tweets claim Gerrard was last seen at Melwood on Thursday morning – the venue for Liverpool’s first team training.

It’s unclear when Gerrard picked up the injury as he started LA Galaxy’s 1-0 defeat against FC Dallas on October 1st.

The Anfield legend missed training on Tuesday according to a report by Serrano on the official LA Galaxy site on Wednesday.

The 36 year-old spent almost 18 years with Liverpool, where he became one of the world’s greatest players during his peak years under Rafa Benitez.

The former England captain made 710 appearances for Liverpool, making him one of only three players to have surpassed more than 700 games for the club.

Gerrard has been allowed to return to the club to take part in further training since moving to the USA so this isn’t the first time he’s turned to Liverpool for aid.

Jurgen Klopp allowed Gerrard to train with the squad in November 2015 despite joining LA Galaxy in July.

The midfielder is very familiar with Liverpool’s medical staff, given the many years he spent there and it may have been a factor in his decision to return to Merseyside.

In other Liverpool news, French star is axed in Manchester United best possible XI to face the Reds on Monday.