Alan Brazil reacts to Steven Gerrard’s rumoured Liverpool return

Steven Gerrard looks to be returning to Liverpool in the coming weeks.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Alan Brazil has suggested that bringing Steven Gerrard back to Liverpool would be a mistake, with reports suggesting he will be training with the Reds over the MLS off-season.

Brazil said: “I wouldn’t like to see Steven come back. He should go and enjoy himself over there [MLS], come back and get into the coaching. Assist Klopp, and one day take over.”

The Liverpool Echo claimed that Gerrard is set to return to Melwood in a training capacity, with Jurgen Klopp not keen on offering him a playing contract, but there is a sense he could be called upon if needed.

However, Brazil believes Gerrard should stay in the USA until the end of his deal, before returning to Anfield in a coaching capacity, assisting Klopp before taking charge of the Reds in a full management capacity.

This would appear to be the dream move for Liverpool fans, with Gerrard back at the club something all want to see, and this also makes most sense.

Coming back as a player will do little to enhance Gerrard’s reputation, and he struggled last season with the Reds. Now that Klopp has been appointed head coach, Liverpool play an even more energetic style of play, and it is almost impossible to suggest that Gerrard could fit into this system.

Bringing Gerrard back simply to train at Melwood could be the wise move by Klopp, but the head coach will have to resist the temptation to offer the midfield legend a playing contract, as it will be nothing but nostalgia talking.

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