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24th Oct, 2016 | 7:01am

Liverpool open talks with Gerrard - report

By Emma Sanders

Liverpool are currently in talks with Steven Gerrard regarding a return to Anfield in a coaching capacity, according to a report.

The Express claim that Gerrard will leave LA Galaxy at the end of the season and that the Merseysiders are in negotiations with him about a coaching role with the club.

Speculation grew surrounding Gerrard’s future when he posted on Instagram thanking the American club’s supporters and hinted at an exit.

The former Liverpool captain has previously worked as a coach at academy level when he started to gain his UEFA badges.

“Steven Gerrard – and this will be a really big surprise – is always so welcome at Liverpool,” Klopp told reporters earlier this weekend.

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“Nobody should be worried that we don’t have space for Steven Gerrard. Everything will be fine, 100 per cent.”

The news of Gerrard’s possible return to the club will come as a huge boost for Liverpool fans who regard the midfielder as one of the club’s greatest ever players.

The former skipper lead the Reds to two famous victories in the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan and the 2006 FA Cup against West Ham.

Gerrard made 710 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions during a 17 year career, the third highest total ever for the club, behind Jamie Carragher and Ian Callaghan.

He left Anfield in 2015 but has always vowed to return to the club at some point in the future, though it was unclear when that would be.

In other Liverpool news, this academy rookie was compared to Danny Ings after his performance in the Under-23s 2-0 victory against Everton.