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Steven Gerrard “looking forward” to Melwood return alongside Jurgen Klopp

Steven Gerrard has confirmed he will train with former club Liverpool next week and is relishing the opportunity to work with Jurgen Klopp.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard waves goodbye to the supporters after his final game for the Reds at Anfield during the Premier League match against Crystal Palace. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LA Galaxy midfielder Gerrard has ruled out a return to a playing role with Liverpool and is only training at Melwood during the MLS close season.

The 35-year-old said on BT Sport’s Champions League coverage: “I’m going to go in for a couple of weeks and work with Mr. Klopp.

“So I’m really looking forward to that, to see what he’s about and try and learn a few things from him.”

Gerrard did, however, rule out a temporary return in a playing capacity.

This is something that Klopp has already discussed, telling reporters earlier in November that he would find a role for Gerrard at the club in the future, but not as a player.

“Stevie has a contract with LA Galaxy, he loves this club and he is a legend and when his contract has ended we can talk about different stuff,” he said.

“We will find for sure something for Stevie when he comes back and whatever he wants to do we will help him but not at this moment – we are in the middle of the season.

“Everything is fine, perfect between LFC and Stevie.

“But I don’t know him until now and 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.

“The door is always open. Of course.”

Both Gerrard and Klopp will be looking to pick each other’s brains when they meet at Melwood next week.

Klopp will be hoping the former Liverpool captain will be able to impart some wisdom to his younger players, as he looks to build his side for sustainable success on Merseyside.

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