By Alex Taylor

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has no plans to return to Anfield in a coaching role.

The Reds hero spent 17 years on Merseyside before making the switch to American outfit LA Galaxy but, despite nearing the end of his magnificent playing career, has no plans in place to return to his boyhood club.

“There’s no future decision to work with Klopp,” Gerrard told South African publication Laduma from the US. “I get on very well with him, we’re in contact but there’s no job opportunity there at the moment.

“There’s nothing for me to say on the matter really, only that I’m a big fan of him and I hope that he brings success back to Liverpool next season and I’ll be supporting him from over here.

“If I had something to say, I wouldn’t keep supporters waiting. I’m not the type of person that would keep something under my hat, sort of wait and delay but there’s absolutely nothing to say on my future beyond this MLS season at the moment.”

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Reports have emerged that the 2005 Champions League winner could be in line for an England coaching role after holding talks with the Football Association over a senior position.

It is said he could be tempted by an offer of a backroom role as the former England captain has been open about his ambition to move into management when his playing career ends.

The Anfield academy graduate scored 180 goals and provided 100 assists in his 689 appearances for Liverpool. 

In other Liverpool news, incoming Reds defender Ragnar Klavan has revealed that Manchester United legend David Beckham was his hero growing up.