Steven Gerrard and Jurgen Klopp are in regular contact and the former Liverpool captain is expected to return to the club.
According to The Independent, ‘Klopp has spoken to the former captain several times on the telephone since arriving at Anfield last month’ and Gerrard is likely to train with the club until January 15 when he is due back in the United States to rejoin LA Galaxy.
The report claims ‘there is a chance of a formal playing agreement being brokered’ but that seems incredibly unlikely as LA Galaxy will not loan Gerrard to a European club; Klopp is merely honouring the offer of being able to train at the club’s Melwood base made to Gerrard by former boss Brendan Rodgers when the 35-year-old left in May.
Gerrard will attend Liverpool’s clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday and will then meet Klopp in person for the first time next week.
The most likely scenario is that Gerrard will train at Melwood for the next two months – either as part of the playing staff or with some coaching responsibilities.
Gerrard himself has admitted he probably only has one year left of his playing career.
“It could be my last season as a footballer. I certainly don’t want to feel like I’m feeling right now come next year,” he told reporters in America last week.
“I’d love to go out on a high. It’s a long season, and I only came here for the last four months but I’ll certainly be better for the experience next year.”
There does remain a chance, however, he could end up back at Liverpool on the backroom staff in some capacity in the future.