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Klopp: Stop using me for stories about Gerrard

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Posted: Nov 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Jurgen Klopp believes Steven Gerrard will return to Liverpool “one day in the future”.

Gerrard announced his retirement from playing on Thursday after a successful 18-year career.

The majority of that was spent at Liverpool, for whom he played over 700 games and helped them win a Champions League trophy and two FA Cups.

The 36-year-old discussed the possibility of entering management soon, and Klopp says he could return to Anfield in the future.

Asked about whether Gerrard would be offered a role at the club, he replied: “One day in the future there will be something to announce, I’m pretty sure.

“The door is always open. If he wants, I’m sure he will, and if he wants to make whatever career then we want to help him.

“He was a young player and now he will be a young whatever. I’m the wrong person to talk about it.”

The German attempted to change the subject to his side’s upcoming fixture with Sunderland on Saturday, but the conversation again turned to the retired Liverpool legend.

“Stop being so excited about his next step,” Klopp said after another question about Gerrard. “In life you need space to learn something new.

“Stop using me for stories about Gerrard, if you want to write stories about him, write it! You don’t need me. Stop talking about this here, it doesn’t help me or Gerrard.”