The LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard has confirmed that he has no intention to make a loan move to Liverpool or any other European club, during the MLS offseason.
Rumours last month claimed that the former Liverpool captain could be in line for an early return to Merseyside club once his first season with the American side Los Angeles Galaxy came to a close.
The 35-year-old veteran joined the MLS outfit in the summer after ending his 17-year career with his boyhood club at Anfield.
English footballers who are part of the MLS, including David Beckham, have been loaned to European clubs in the past, but Gerrard has opted him out to do so.
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In an interview with Eurosport International, he said: “I’ve retired from the national team so I don’t have to go and prove myself in Europe.
“I need to get some rest because I’ve got a very long season ahead next year, so it’s very important I come back strong, rested and ready to go again.”
The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has invited Gerrard to train with his first-team squad at Melwood.