Liverpool media round-up: Gerrard in potential return to club, strong squad for Rubin Kazan

Gerrard taking a corner

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard could be in line for a sensational return to the club after being in regular contact with manager Jurgen Kloppaccording to a report in the Independent

Gerrard left the Reds in the summer to play for MLS side LA Galaxy, with the report saying Klopp is convinced that the former captain could help define the standards of professionalism required by the former Borussia Dortmund manager.

Klopp is due to meet with Gerrard early next week, with the 35-year-old expected to be in attendance for the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Anfield on Sunday. 

The possibility of Gerrard having some playing time hasn't been ruled out during the off-season but an agreement over training with the group and helping out with coaching could be more straightforward, with Klopp said to be considering whether he needs a former player on his coaching staff.

In the immediate future, the Reds return to Europa League action tomorrow night and the Liverpool Echo reports that Klopp is taking the competition very seriously with no big name left behind for their trip to Rubin Kazan.

There may have been some temptation on the part of Klopp to rest some first team players ahead of the game with Palace at the weekend but he is taking the competition seriously and is determined to secure progress to the knock-out stages.

The Echo does report that some changes are expected as he looks to freshen up the starting line-up a little.

Dejan Lovren, Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe and Divock Origi are all reportedly in contention to come into the starting XI, having been substitutes or unused in the weekend's win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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