Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has stressed Steven
Gerrard is “always welcome” at the club after the
midfielder posted a possible farewell message to
the Los Angeles Galaxy online.
Gerrard’s contract with the Californian franchise
will end after the current Major League Soccer
season – in which the Galaxy are bound for the
A message on the 36-year-old’s official Instagram
account, posted ahead of the Galaxy’s fan
appreciation night on Saturday, said: “Living in Los
Angeles and playing for the great Galaxy
supporters has been a privilege.
“You have made this place feel like home to me.
This city and this club will always hold a special
place in my heart. Thank you
Later in the day Klopp was quizzed about that in
his post-match press conference following
Liverpool’s 2-1 Premier League win over West
Brom at Anfield.
Klopp said: “Steven Gerrard is always so welcome
at Liverpool FC.
“You cannot imagine how welcome. So, absolutely
“But everything that we have already or will speak
to each other stays in this talk.
“That is how I know Stevie and that is how I am.
But nobody should worry that we have no space
for Steven Gerrard. No – everything will be fine,
100 per cent.”
Ex-England captain Gerrard made the move to Los
Angeles in 2015 from Liverpool having played 710
times for the Merseyside club and skippered them
to Champions League glory in 2005.
He also won the UEFA Cup, the FA Cup twice and
the League Cup three times with the Reds after
coming through their youth system.