Liverpool academy prospect Sam Hart claims Steven Gerrard is 'already influencing players'

Alex Elleman

Liverpool club Legend Steven Gerrard will go down as on of Liverpool's most influential and best players of all time following a stellar career with his time at the Reds. 

Since retiring as a player, Gerrard has not limited his influence at Anfield as he has recently taken over a youth academy coaching role where he is sharing his knowledge with the future of Liverpool Football Club.

Gerrard has recently been praised by Liverpool U-23 Sam Hart who returned from a loan spell at Port Vale in January and has already utilised Gerrard's knowledge and ability to better himself and hopefully break through the ranks at the Reds.

Hart's loan spell was cut short due to a managerial change and a relegation battle. However, the 20-year-old returned to Liverpool with Gerrard as his new manager and is excited about the prospect that brings.

Milton Keynes Dons v Port Vale - Sky Bet League One
Milton Keynes Dons v Port Vale - Sky Bet League One

As reported by The Mirror, Hart praised the former Liverpool captain and believes he is making a huge impact as an academy coach saying "Just having him around for him to share his knowledge about the game.

"He was an unbelievable player, but now he can share his knowledge with the youth team and the U23s. "Obviously he's got a really clear mind about what he wants in a player as well.

"I heard an interview where he said he doesn't like talent, he just wants people to work hard every single day, and they'll get the results.

"Now we've got to learn from him in different ways."


Hart is looking to become a part of Jurgen Klopp's preseason plans as he establishes himself as a credible youth player and believes that his time at Port Vale will help him break into Jurgen Klopp's plans.

"Men's football is a lot different because they are playing for their livelihoods, but it is what I needed, and I think I learned a lot from that.

"I came back here a lot more mature having learned a lot more from playing with those kinds of people."

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