Liverpool FC manager expects Steven Gerrard return to Anfield
Jurgen Klopp praises Gerrard after Liverpool FC legend announces retirement from professional football
November 25th, 2016
Liverpool face Sunderland on Saturday, with the Reds looking to stay firmly in the Premier League title hunt.
Steven Gerrard was never able to win a title during his time as a Liverpool player and it was this week that the midfielder chose to retire from the game, having enjoyed a short spell with LA Galaxy before making the decision to hang up his boots.
Gerrard is now a free agent and is sure to have lots of offers on the table, with Jurgen Klopp expecting him to be back at Liverpool FC in some capacity.
“In the first few years at Mainz if I was training naked no one would have seen me,” Klopp said. “I didn’t do that by the way. When people accept you will make mistakes it helps. The best thing at Mainz was we could learn everything from doing things right and wrong.”
He added: “You have your first game, you make the wrong decision, then you develop and it’s about collecting points, then to stay in the league, then to win the league or whatever. It was not that every day everyone wanted to know: ‘How are you?’
“We had no one around and we could fight for a little bit without public interest, especially in Mainz. I can’t change this for all of them. In Manchester it is the same with [Ryan] Giggs. ‘Where will he go next?’ If you want these guys on the bench, let them work and don’t handle them as the players they were before. That is a little advice from a very average football player.”