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Gerrard accepts Liverpool Academy role

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Steven Gerrard has taken up a coaching role with Liverpool’s academy.

The former England captain was linked with a move to Celtic after quitting LA Galaxy but then announced his retirement from playing.

MK Dons made Gerrard an offer to take charge of the League One club but after thinking it over the 36-year-old declined to go into front line management.

Now, according to a report in The Mirror he is ready to take his first steps into coaching.

The Mirror claims: “The Champions League winning captain has taken Kop boss Jurgen Klopp’s advice and opted for a low-key role rather than begin the next part of his glittering football career under the glare of the first-team spotlight alongside the German or at another club.

Both Klopp and the Anfield hierarchy see Gerrard as a future Liverpool manager and helping to bring through some of the club’s bright youngsters is the first step towards that goal.”

Gerrard came through the ranks at Liverpool and will now have a role in taking younger players on the same pathway.

Despite this new role it’s likely that the former Liverpool midfielder will be linked with most club vacancies.

The festive period and into January is traditionally the sacking season in English football as the FA Cup gets underway and the transfer window opens up.

A recent England skipper with an ambition to get into management is certain to be attractive to any club struggling for results and a threat to any under pressure manager.

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