London // Steven Gerrard dreams of a Liverpool reunion with fellow Anfield icon Jamie Carragher, but the LA Galaxy midfielder admits he would look elsewhere if he doesn't get the chance to return to his former club.
Gerrard’s contract with LA Galaxy expires in eight months and the ex-Liverpool and England captain has thought a lot about teaming up with Carragher in some sort of coaching capacity with the Reds.
Having shared 16 years in the Reds’ first team with Carragher, as well as several years before that at the club’s academy, Gerrard remains hopeful of reuniting with his close friend back at their spiritual home.
“I’ve imagined it a lot. Jamie’s knowledge of the game is superb. I know the amount of time and effort he puts into the work that he does now, also how much he loved the game when I played with him,” Gerrard said in an interview with the website for men’s fashion brand MR PORTER.
“I think we’ll both work for the club again at some point during the rest of our lives. When that will be, I don’t know. Will that be together? I’m not sure.
“Would I work with Jamie Carragher again for Liverpool? Of course I would, without a doubt, but it’s for other people to make that decision.
“It goes without saying that the club’s in our hearts and it’s difficult if the club come calling but we’ve other things going on at the moment - it’s not as if we’re begging for it or desperate for it - but they know where we are.
“When I retire from football I am going to be available for people to offer me roles if they feel I’m one of the candidates.
“Would I go for another role in the game if any offers (from Liverpool) didn’t come my way? Yeah I would.”
While Gerrard would relish joining Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s staff, the 35-year-old does not yet know if he will be asked to stay on in California or whether there is one last club to play for somewhere else before his focuses on coaching.
“Physically I could play in the MLS for this season and next, 100 per cent for sure,” he added.
“Am I going to do that? Do I want to do that? Am I going to be offered the chance to do that? I don’t know, we’ll have to wait and see.
“I’m at a little bit at a crossroads at the moment, what to do, whether to call it a day at the end of the season, or whether maybe to do one more, but we’ll have to wait and see.
“The season finishes here in November; maybe some football offers might come my way, maybe some coaching roles will come my way.
“I’m doing my coaching badges and I’m on my A licence as we speak.
“Hopefully I’m going to be in a position to consider some offers very seriously come Christmas.”
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