LIVERPOOL -- Jurgen Klopp has jokingly dismissed the idea of picking Steven Gerrard for Wednesday's Capital One Cup quarterfinal at Southampton -- but has praised his influence since returning to train with Liverpool.
The former Reds captain is keeping up his fitness at Melwood before he returns to preseason training with Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy in January.
Gerrard, 35, began training with the club on Monday, and manager Klopp feels that his presence is already having a positive influence.
Steven Gerrard says he's excited to work with new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp when he joins his former team for training.
The LA Galaxy midfielder will train with Liverpool for two weeks during the Major League Soccer offseason, though he ruled out any possibility of a short-term loan.
But there will be a new boss at the Melwood training center than when he left as Klopp has replaced Gerrard's final manager at Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers.
Speaking as a pundit for BT Sport on Tuesday, Gerrard said...
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will pull on a Reds shirt again -- for the club's 'Legends' side in January.
The 35-year-old midfielder, currently on a postseason break from Major League Soccer with the LA Galaxy, has spoken with manager Jurgen Klopp about training at Melwood while he is back on Merseyside.
However, he will be playing for the club at the Sydney ANZ on Jan. 7 alongside former teammates like Jamie Carragher, Dietmar Hamann and John Arne Riise -- managed by former manager Gerard...
Steven Gerrard says any player who wants to "have a holiday and retire" in Major League Soccer is in for a rude awakening.
The Liverpool legend completed his first MLS season with the LA Galaxy last month, and Gerrard told Eurosport International that the league is "a lot better than I initially thought."
In 13 league starts, Gerrard managed just two goals and three assists as the Galaxy crashed out of the MLS playoffs in the opening round.
Although Didier Drogba and some other aging players excelled...