LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 30, 2015: Melwood Training Ground ahead of Liverpool's UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Sion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Photos: Steven Gerrard returns to Melwood for Liverpool training

Steven Gerrard joined up with Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool squad for training on Monday, as he preserves his fitness during the MLS off-season.

The 35-year-old had pencilled in an informal return to Liverpool on his move to LA Galaxy over the summer, and Monday saw him join Klopp and his former team-mates for training.

Gerrard, who has attended Anfield for Liverpool’s clashes following the close of the 2015 MLS campaign, trained alongside the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Lucas Leiva and a returning Philippe Coutinho.

Familiar with the surrounding at Melwood, Gerrard took a focal role in proceedings, leading the squad in light jogging sessions alongside fitness coach Ryland Morgans.

Klopp has spoke in anticipation of Gerrard’s return, saying he was looking forward to meeting with the former Liverpool captain over the winter period.

The pair could be seen to be enjoying each other’s company as Gerrard was put through his paces by the German and his backroom staff.

“I’m looking forward to the moment we meet each other and we’ll talk about his ideas for the future, maybe, if he has some,” Klopp told reporters earlier this month.

“The door is always open. Of course.”

However, while this reunion will no doubt spark hopes of a playing return for the midfielder, who spent 17 years in the Liverpool first team, Klopp and Gerrard have both been quick to quash speculation.