Steven Gerrard has battled injury a lot recently, but at least he can take in one of the Premier League’s biggest matchups of the season thus far on Monday.
The LA Galaxy midfielder was spotted in Liverpool on Thursday as Gerrard continues to rehab his hamstring. Gerrard will miss the Galaxy’s match against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, and is expected to remain in England for Monday’s Liverpool-Manchester United clash.
It has been speculated that the 36-year-old could make a stunning return to Anfield at the end of 2016, when Gerrard’s current contract with the Galaxy runs out. While nothing has been set in stone, his desire to continue playing is unquestionable.
“I’m wondering whether I should play on for a little bit longer or whether I should call it a day, Gerrard said. “I haven’t 100 per cent decided on that yet.
“I still enjoy playing. I still love coming into training, I still love competing, so if I can carry on and there are opportunities to stay here, or go somewhere else for another six months or 12 months, then I’ll consider it.
It would be a fitting move for the Reds to bring back their long-time captain, even if it means a significantly reduced role on the pitch. Gerrard has shown that he is still capable of producing in MLS, and could give Liverpool a solid option off the bench for Jurgen Klopp, particularly as the second-half of the PL season picks up in January.Follow @MattReedFutbol