By Harvey Byrne

There is a “realistic” chance of Steven Gerrard rejoining Liverpool for the start of the 2017-18 campaign, according to a report.

UK outlet Bleacher Report claimed via a video on their official Twitter account that there’s a strong chance Gerrard will return to the Reds in a coaching role for the start of next season.

The now 36-year-old left MLS side LA Galaxy earlier in November and has since been offered the vacant MK Dons managerial job.

However, the video states he rejected the job “because it came along too soon” and that he wants to carefully assess his options before deciding on his next move.

It is stated that Gerrard has received coaching offers from clubs in addition to playing roles and that he’s looking for a short-term deal until the end of the season.

However, his sponsors Adidas may have an impact on his decision as they are looking for the highly marketbale star to join another club as a player.

Gerrard left Liverpool in the summer of 2015 after 28 years at the club as a youth and senior player.

The 114-capped England international showed onlookers that he could still play to a good level in the last campaign with the Galaxy, as he featured in 24 matches, scoring three goals and providing 11 assists.

Football Insider verdict:

Gerrard’s status as a Liverpool legend is secure and he would be welcomed back in a coaching role at Anfield given the knowledge and tips he can pass on to the club’s emerging stars. However, as seen in his last few years for the Reds, he no longer has the ability to play for a top Premier League side and it is unlikely that the Merseysiders are one of the teams offering him a role as a player. It is also unlikely that he will return to play in England given his ties to Liverpool and the relatively low wage he may receive in the country where he made his name compared to other countries such as China, Australia and India.

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