Former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard left Anfield only in May this year for MLS football at LA Galaxy, but there is already speculation that the Merseyside legend could be set for a return before the end of the current season.
The claim, which is astonishing the game has hit the sports back pages and provoked huge interest.
Yesterday the Independent revealed: “(Jürgen) Klopp has spoken to the former captain several times on the telephone since arriving at Anfield last month. The manager is now convinced that Gerrard’s presence will help define the standards of professionalism he expects around Melwood, Liverpool’s training ground.”
So far it appears that Gerrard’s work at Liverpool would involve him assisting only with training, but that has not put an end to speculation that he could be waving a fond goodbye to American soccer and returning to the heady heights of Premier League football in front of the Kop faithful at Anfield.
Football betting is already taking note and Sky Bet is offering odds of 2/1 that the 35-year-old will be back playing in the red shirt of Liverpool before the end of 2015/16 campaign.
Sporting Life is being much more circumspect when considering the possibility of a Gerrard return. It raises the point that he turned down a contract extension a year ago and was already planning his next challenge in the game.
Then there is the point that the player has already admitted this could be his last season as a player. Also it is apparent that Galaxy are unlikely to offer Liverpool a loan deal for their former player and the Merseysiders would be very unwilling to spend good money on a transfer fee.
If there is any sport where you should expect the unexpected it is football, so despite the doubts those 2/1 odds on a Steven Gerrard return to Anfield are very tempting.
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