Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard who made over 700 appearances for the club is back. Gerrard has returned to Anfield but this time as an academy coach.

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Gerrard will work with all aged group at their Kirkby academy ground. He will work closely with the Academy director Alex Inglethorpe while he completes his UEFA coach badges.

Gerrard called time on his career in November 2016 after a brief spell with LA Galaxy in the MLS. His last kick of the ball for Liverpool was in May 2015.

After his retirement in November last year, Gerrard had opportunity of going into management immediately especially with MK Dons who made a firm offer to him but he chose to wait for the right time.

‘It feels like completing the circle – returning to the place where professionally it all began,’ said Gerrard in a statement. ‘However, this isn’t a decision based on emotion – it’s about what I can offer and contribute to Liverpool.

‘I don’t think I need to explain to people what this football club means to me, but when I knew coming back was a serious option I wanted to make sure it was a substantive role and a role in which I could really help the organisation.

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‘Meeting with Alex Inglethorpe, seeing the work they are currently doing and want to do in the future at Kirkby, it just felt right. The right option at the right time, for all parties involved.

‘This gives me a great opportunity to learn and develop as a coach, while at the same time offering my knowledge, ideas and experience to the young players at an important period of their development.’