Rabat - Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrad, is unlikely to make it back to the Anfeild from Los Angeles Galaxy when the MLS season finishes in December.
Rabat – Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrad, is unlikely to make it back to the Anfeild from Los Angeles Galaxy when the MLS season finishes in December.
The Telegraph quoted Major League Soccer commissioner, Don Garber, as saying that Gerrard will not be returning to Liverpool on loan in January.
Following the move of the 35-year-old midfielder to Los Angeles earlier in May, Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre suggested that a return on loan was “conceivable” and had even been discussed.
Meanwhile, Gerrard’s Anfeild return has been ruled out by Major League Soccer Chief, Don Garber, who said there is a possibility that the 35-year-old will train with Liverpool to keep himself in shape as the MLS season ends in December.
“But it will not extend to a loan deal,” Garber told British media while speaking at the Soccerex football business convention in Manchester.
“I don’t think so,” he said, when questioned about a potential move. “And I had not heard that was something that was being contemplated.”
Garber noted that he wouldn’t want Gerrard to make an emotional comeback. Multiple media reports suggested that Garber was left fuming when Beckham joined AC Milan on short-term deals in 2008 and 2009 from the Galaxy – and doesn’t want Gerrard to do something similar.
“It doesn’t happen as much as it used to. David knows very well that I was really upset with the big hoopla and the massive commitment we made and then David went and played in Milan,” Garber said.
“”I don’t believe we are going to see many more off-season loans happening in our league particularly by what I would call the high level designated players,” he concluded.