Steven Gerrard admits he wants Liverpool return in future

The Merseyside midfielder will leave the club at the end of the season but has stated he hopes to return to Anfield down the track.

Liverpool fans will catch a final glimpse of Steven Gerrard in Merseyside derby action today, as the Anfield legend prepares to face Everton for the last time.

However, despite preparing for his 33rd derby against the Toffees, the talismanic midfielder has admitted that he would like to return to Anfield in the future.

Gerrard will join LA Galaxy this summer after his contract at Liverpool expires, and although confessing he will be sad to leave his boyhood club, he would like to return one day.

“I am part of it all until the end of the season and I hope to be back in some capacity,” Gerrard told Jamie Redknapp in a Sky Sports interview, published in The Daily Mail.

“I want to step out and look in from the outside. I’ll only become a manager if I feel I’m good enough.

“For the next three, four, five years I want to learn. I only know about Liverpool and England, but I want to open up, learn other methods, see new things.

“I played for Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez and Fabio Capello (among others) and I have notes of tactics and formations, but I need to see for myself too. It kills me to think I’m going to move away from all this, but I am excited about the challenges ahead, even if I feel a little sad too.”

Gerrard has played for Liverpool for an entire 18-year senior career and is a firm fans’ favourite and legendary figure at Anfield as a result.

The potential for the hero to return to the club in a coaching or managerial capacity down the track would surely appeal to most Reds fans, but for the time being they will hope Gerrard can lead the side to three points later today.

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