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January 21, 2017

Gerrard returns to Liverpool as coach

Gerrard returns to Liverpool as coach

Steven Gerrard

By Emmanuel Okogba

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has returned to the club he spent a greater part of his club football career with but only in a coaching capacity in the academy.

Gerrard had served as a captain during his 17 years stay at Liverpool, scoring a total of 120 goals in 502 Premier League appearances before joining MLS side LA Galaxy in 2015.

Steven Gerrard

Speaking on his return, Gerrard said “It feels like completing the circle; returning to the place where professionally it all began. However, this isn’t a decision based on emotion – it’s about what I can offer and contribute to Liverpool.”

The former England captain will start work February with a role in the professional development phase working with academy director Alex Inglethorpe.