Liverpool have appointed former England international Steven Gerrard as a coach in their academy, UK mirror reports.
According to the report, Gerrard’s new role at the club’s academy will help bring through future stars to the club
It was gathered that the Champions League winning captain took the advice of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s and opted for a low-key role rather than begin the next part of his career under the glare of the first-team spotlight alongside the German or at another club.
Both Klopp and the Anfield hierarchy see Gerrard as a future Liverpool manager and helping to bring through some of the club’s bright youngsters is the first step towards that goal.
Gerrard reportedly turned down a number of opportunities, including taking over as manager of League One side MK Dons, and a lucrative contract to continue playing in Italy’s Serie A with AC Milan for the Liverpool job.
Recall that Gerrard announced his retirement as a player last month following an 18 month spell with LA Galaxy in the MLS.
He is a product of the Reds youth set up which in the past has produced stars like Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.
Gerrard played 710 times for Liverpool with the highlight of his career being his team’s triumph in the 2005 Champions League edition.