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    Steven Gerrard to Retire in 2016 - What Next?

    Steven Gerrard has revealed that he is likely to retire this year and has been explaining the steps he has taken on the road to coaching.


    After the MLS season finished early in December, Gerrard has been taking part in Jurgen Klopp's training sessions. During his time back in England, the former Liverpool captain told the Daily Telegraph "I'm not 100 per cent sure but I think it will probably be my last year as a player."

    The thirty-five-year-old continued in revealing "I have had a chat with Klopp. I haven't had an offer as such, but the club have let me know they are keen for me to come back but there hasn't been a conversation where they have said, 'We want you to do this, we want you to do that'.

    "They have welcomed me back in. I am always going to be biased towards Liverpool and the FA and basically when I am back home I am going to carry on with my punditry work and try and move around clubs and gain more experience, going to watch managers and learning more. 


    "I am basically available from November, December 2016. Everyone in the football world will know I am available and hopefully I will be 75 per cent into my coaching badges." 

    "I have regrets I didn't start my coaching badges at 21-22," he said. "All that time wasted in hotels as an England player when I've been bored and was watching The Office and The Sopranos. I wish I'd done my CBA [coaching] licence then so I'd be doing my pro-licence now. 


    "I know many players get to the end of their careers, get handed a thick C licence pack and say, 'Nah, I'm not doing that'. That's 70-80 caps and 600 career appearances and he is just going 'nah'. He could have had it done."
    Gerrard's affection for Liverpool is in no doubt so a return to his boyhood club would be no surprise. The reciprocated affection from the fans would ensure this union be much welcomed. 
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