Why Gerrard should only be a squad player if he makes Liverpool return
COMMENT By Emma Sanders
Steven Gerrard can make an impact at Liverpool should he make a shock return – but not from the starting line-up.
The Anfield legend hinted he could wave goodbye to LA Galaxy ahead of his side’s final game of the main season against Dallas this weekend.
Gerrard posted a message on Instagram which sparked speculation that he could be looking for a return to his beloved Liverpool.
Living in Los Angeles and playing for the great Galaxy supporters has been a privilege. You have made this place feel like home to me. This city and this club will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you #8
A photo posted by Steven Gerrard (@stevengerrard) on Oct 22, 2016 at 6:42am PDT
It was later revealed that teammates Ashley Cole and Robbie Keane also posted similar messages as part of Fan Appreciate Day.
The message has created much discussion though on whether Gerrard would warrant a place in Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying side.
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The midfielder is regarded as one of the club’s best ever players and most influential captains after making 710 appearances in all competitions and scoring 186 goals during a 17-year Anfield career.
However, Klopp has turned Liverpool into a formidable attacking force and Gerrard would struggle to get into the current squad.
His predecessor Jordan Henderson has created an imposing partnership with Giorginio Wijnaldum at the heart of Liverpool’s midfield and Adam Lallana has been in sublime form as the central orchestrator.
Should Gerrard return, he would not have the legs to be a main man in the Premier League, though he could still be a valuable squad member.
The 36 year-old can also provide huge inspiration to the club’s rising young players and his leadership skills would be invaluable in the dressing room.
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