Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out the possibility of resigning Reds legend Steven Gerrard on a loan deal from MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.
Gerrard left the club after former manager Brendan Rodgers failed to convince him to stay at the club he spent 17 years of his career at Anfield after progressing through the youth ranks, joined the American side on an 18-month contract in July.
The 35-year-old midfielder is due to fly back to Merseyside to spend the MLS off-season at home, with reports that he could play once again for the Reds before returning to the United States in January.
However, in today’s press conference, Klopp claimed that if Gerrard does return to Liverpool, it will be solely for training.
“All I can say is that I’ve had contact with Stevie – one phone call and a few messages,” Klopp told reporters. “Absolutely if he wants to train our door is open, but nothing else.”
Klopp secured his first premier league win since he joined Liverpool when he led the team to a comprehensive 3-1 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.