Steven Gerrard talks up possibility of return to Liverpool

Steven Gerrard takes a question during a pregame press conference

Liverpool have missed Steven Gerrard's drive and leadership since his departure last summer.

Speaking at a fans question and answer session at LA Galaxy's stadium, former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard explained how he is confident of returning to the Reds, sooner rather than later, as reported by Sky Sports.

Gerrard, who scored in the Galaxy's 4-2 victory over New England Revolution yesterday, claims he still misses his life in Liverpool.

"I miss my friends and my family," he said. "I miss a bit of cold weather. I miss going to the games. I spent 35 years in Liverpool. Liverpool's my home, it always will be. This is my second home for a short period of time."

The Reds legend then went on to confirm emphatically that he will one day return to Liverpool in some kind of capacity.

"I don't want to start any unnecessary rumours," Gerrard said. "I'm really happy where I am at the moment. But I'm sure somewhere down the line I will represent Liverpool Football Club. Sooner rather than later I will return to where I'm comfortable with my people - and that's Liverpool."

Liverpool have enjoyed a fine season on the continent, and they have a Europa League final against Sevilla to look forward to next week. Their domestic form has been far too inconsistent, however, and they have really missed the quality and leadership skills that Gerrard possessed.

Gerrard scored 185 goals for Liverpool in a career that spanned 17 years with the club, and their fans would surely relish the prospect of their prodigal son returning at some point, in whatever capacity that may be.

He finished off by saying he is happy living in LA, but again confirmed his desire to settle down back in Liverpool at some point:

"Obviously the city's a fantastic city for myself and my family, the climate, there's plenty to do. I'm pretty much unnoticed as well, which is a bonus. I'm getting on a little bit now so eventually we'll move back and settle in Liverpool."

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