Thursday, January 8, 2015

Gerrard refuses to rule out loan move

Steven Gerrard has refused to rule out the possibility of a loan move back to Liverpool when he joins the LA Galaxy

With the MLS season finishing in December, there has been numerous examples where players performing in America have been loaned around Europe, where their leagues are still competing.

Robbie Keane, Clint Dempsey and Thierry Henry have all previously returned to the Premier League following the conclusion on the MLS season.

Gerrard admits he has not considered the possibility of a loan move during his time at the LA Galaxy, however refused to rule it out.

Gerrard remarked to the Liverpool Echo: "I've not even thought about the possibility of a loan. I've not had that conversation with anyone.

"I can not rule it out but I can not confirm it would happen either.

"The way the season works in the MLS, there's a break around winter time. What I can say is that I'd love to be able to come back and train with the lads to keep my fitness levels up.

"Whether that could lead to playing for the club again, I do not know. That would not be my decision. You'd have to ask others that question. "

The club's president Chris Klien believes Gerrard sole focus will be the Galaxy when his Liverpool contract expires and has earmarked the game with the San Jose Earthquakes on the 17th July as a possible debut.

"Signing Steven ranks right up there and we're very excited about it," Klein enthused. "The attention it has created has been incredible. He's a worldwide name and people are very excited. "

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