Steven Gerrard poised to accept Liverpool role

Steven Gerrard poised to accept Liverpool role

Steven Gerrard is poised to accept a coaching role at Liverpool Football Club's academy after announcing that his playing career was over.

A box-to-box midfielder seemingly blessed with a bit of everything, Gerrard combined aggression, creativity, technical quality, power and goal threat like few - if any - of his contemporaries.

When fellow interviewee Emmanuel Petit intervened to defend Gerrard, Diouf said: "I respect the player, very big player, but the man, I do not respect".

Gerrard ended his long association with Liverpool, which dates back to 1987, in the summer of 2015, and embarked on a career in the MLS with LA Galaxy, looking to win a domestic title for the first time in his career.

His career was a successful one too, as he won the Champions League, UEFA Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cups during his time at Anfield. He made 710 appearances for Liverpool, the third-highest total behind Ian Callaghan and former team-mate Jamie Carragher, scoring 186 goals.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that there is a place at the club for former captain Steven Gerrard.

Speaking prior to the former England captain announcing his retirement, Anderson pointed out that he won far more league titles in his career than Gerrard.

"At an global level, I feel privileged to have won 114 England caps and to have had the honour of captaining my country".

While he is happy to pursue a career in media, Gerrard also has aspirations of becoming a manager.

Steven Gerrard closed his statement by hinting at a possible job as a manager or coach in the near future.

On Thursday, he said he will take time to consider his options before making an announcement "very soon", adding: "I am excited about the future and feel I still have a lot to offer the game, in whatever capacity that may be".

"He was hoping to be a player-coach somewhere, which would have given him some coaching experience as he's not got any whatsoever".