Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he has been in contact with Steven Gerrard over the former Liverpool captain’s return to Anfield.
Gerrard’s season is over at LA Galaxy after their MLS Cup defeat to Seattle Sounders and he is expected to train with Liverpool until early next year.
“All I can say is that I’ve had contact with Stevie,” Liverpool manager Klopp said on Wednesday at his press conference ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Anderlecht.
“One phone call and a few messages. He is a legend.
“If he’s in Liverpool and wants to train ahead of next season in LA that’s absolutely no problem. Nothing else.”
Klopp hints that he will – as expected – make chamges from the side that defeated Chelsea on Saturday.
The likes of Joe Allen, Dejan Lovren and Jordon Ibe could all start.
“The Europa League is a big challenge for us.
“We are here to do our best.
“If we have to work hard for 95 or 96 minutes then we have to do that.
“We’ve had no time to see the city yet. But we are not here to visit Kazan.
“The dressing room is much bigger than in Liverpool but I haven’t seen the pitch yet.”
Goalkeeper however will not rever how Klopp and former boss Brendan Rodgers view the Europa League.
“Our attitude is always the same – we want the the points,” the Belgian said while also praising his compatriot Christian Benteke.
“We’re coming off the back of a good result against Chelsea.
“Confidence is high. We need to take those things into this game.
“It’s been nice for Christian after his injury to come back in and help the team.
“He made a big impact against Chelsea.”