Steven Gerrard unlikely to return to Liverpool on loan according to MLS chief Don Garber

A return to Anfield is not on the cards for the former skipper

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Steven Gerrard will not be returning to Liverpool on loan in January, says Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber.

A return to Anfield, most likely on loan, was mooted when the 35-year-old midfielder announced his departure to Los Angeles Galaxy in January.

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre leaving the door open by admitting a temporary move was 'conceivable'.

Garber, who heads the MLS, has dismissed the possibility out of hand.

"I don't think so," he told the Telegraph, when questioned about a potential move. "And I had not heard that was something that was being contemplated."

 

Gerrard has previously said that he feels he has a contribution to make to his hometown club, but did not specify whether he would do so in a playing role.

Following his last game against Stoke City, in an open letter to Liverpool fans, he wrote: "I hope to get the opportunity to come back and serve the club again one day. I feel that I can make a contribution in some role in the future.”

Garber also revealed that the MLS has held talks with the Premier League to stage an official competition between clubs from the two nations, potentially involving each league's respective champions and cup winners.

“I would love to find a way that we could play our FA Cup champion and our league champion against an FA Cup and league champion tournament and play it in New York City every year,” Garber said.

“I would love to do that. If not every year, then every four years because I know they have other places that they want to go to grow their brands."

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