Steven Gerrard return the last thing Jurgen Klopp needs, says Hamann

Steven Gerrard In 2014

The former midfielder believes the legendary captain's return would be a distraction for Liverpool.

Speaking on talkSPORT, former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann says that Steven Gerrard returning to Anfield is the last thing Jurgen Klopp needs.

The MLS season is now over, and with Gerrard set to return to the UK during that period, there had been reports that the midfielder could look to train with his old side to maintain his fitness levels - as covered by Sky Sports.

Liverpool fans have largely welcomed the suggestion, with there even being talk that the club should look to make it a more permanent move at some point.

Hamann is not one of those enthused by the idea though, claiming it would be the last thing that Jurgen Klopp needs as it would prove to be a distraction for him and his side.

“Klopp has had a decent start and what he needs now is peace and quiet,” he told talkSPORT.

“We all know what Steven Gerrard did for the club, but even if he does train at the club, if a central midfielder gets injured, the first question will be ‘are you going to give him a contract', and that’s the last thing Klopp needs.”

While training with Liverpool would make sense for Gerrard, it is easy to see why Hamann thinks it would be a bad idea for Klopp and Liverpool.

In particular, his return to the club would bring about a lot of attention for the side, something their new manager is sure to be keen to avoid as he continues to try and improve their season.

In that regard then, avoiding Gerrard could be the best option for the club at this moment in time, despite the strong ties between the two.

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