Steven Gerrard says he remains in contact with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp but insists there is currently “no job opportunity” on the table for him once he retires.
Gerrard looks set to call time on a distinguished 18-year career at the end of this current MLS season, during which he captained Liverpool to Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup success, establishing himself as arguably the club’s greatest ever player in the process.
Despite his legendary status at Anfield, the 36-year-old but believes that will play no part in Klopp’s decision, with the German having already assembled a settled backroom staff.
“People need to understand that Jurgen Klopp is his own man, he’s got his own team of people around him, that he is very happy and content with,” he said.
“Of course, I’ve got a huge Liverpool connection and Liverpool is in my heart and always will be, but there’s nothing to really comment on.
“There’s no future decision to work with Klopp, I get on really well with him, we’re in contact, but there’s no job opportunity there at the moment.”
Gerrard returned to Liverpool to maintain fitness during the MLS off-season, during which he developed a relationship with manager Klopp, who was still in the early days of his Anfield tenure.
The midfielder – who has three goals and seven assists in 14 appearances this season – accepts his playing days are now numbered and remains fully focused on enjoying every second he has left as a player as he looks to finish his 18-month stint with the Galaxy on a high.
“There is absolutely nothing to say on my future beyond this MLS season at the moment,” Gerrard added.
“I know I’m in the twilight; I know I’m coming to the end pretty soon.
“I just want to try and enjoy every last moment really. The one thing I’m going to miss [is] walking on to the pitch.
“I’m going to miss that buzz very much because that’s what I play the game for.”
Gerrard and his side face a road trip to current MLS champions Portland Timbers this weekend and come into the match off the back of a five-match winning streak.