Klopp confirms new Liverpool role for Gerrard

The Reds’ legend was initially tasked with a floating role at Kirkby, but having impressed, succeeds Neil Critchley in the post

Steven Gerrard is expected to take charge of Liverpool Under-18s next season after manager Jurgen Kloppconfirmed he will be moving into a new role.

Gerrard, who scored 186 goals in 710 appearances in a 17-year playing career at Liverpool that included nine major trophies, returned to the club as an academy coach in January after a stint at MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.

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It has been reported this week that the 36-year-old will be put in charge of the under-18 side next season and, when asked about the plan for Gerrard, Klopp said: "There's no announcement to do at this moment... but what I can say probably is... yes.

"He is doing a really good job at the academy at the moment with his presence and everything. He enjoys it a lot.

"Yes he will be a coach of the youth team next season. I'm pretty sure. But we will tell you exactly which team when we want to tell."

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