Steven Gerrard says the emotions have already started as the build-up to his last ever Liverpool home game next Saturday begins, but that he “would love” to one day return to the club.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace at 5.30pm on Saturday, 16th May will be Gerrard’s Anfield swan song, with just one game left to play away to Stoke on the final day of the season.
“Time’s running out and it’s going to be difficult to let go,” he said after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
“I’ve been at this club for 27 years — I was eight years of age when I first walked into Melwood and the journey started.
“There’s been highs and lows but I’m walking away with my head held high and I’m really proud at what I’ve achieved and disappointed at some goals, but that’s part of being a footballer at the top level.
“It’s a journey and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’m a Liverpool supporter, I grew up in the city with dreams of representing the club and I’ve achieved a lot more than I thought I would.”
Asked whether one day he would return to Anfield, Gerrard added, “I’d love to come back in some capacity, but that’s out of my hands and for other people to decide. For now, I’ll support from afar.”