Steven Gerrard
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Liverpool legend and former England captain Steven Gerrard has revealed that he wants to step into the world of football management after he retires from the game. The 35-year old is considering hanging up his boots after one last season with LA Galaxy.

Gerrard has stated that he is analysing the work of Spanish manager Pep Guardiola, who has two Champions League title under his belt with Barcelona and will step into the Premier League next season.

The former Liverpool captain has drawn inspiration from “Pep Confidential”, which highlights Guardiola’s first season at Bayern Munich. Gerard said that he wants to learn from the very best.

“I love the game and I love the big managers and the big personalities. I love the strong teams. I was given the Pep Guardiola book as a present from a coach and was told that I would find it very interesting." Gerrard said to AFP.

Gerrard has also stated that Pep is a world class manager and his inclusion in the Premier League will make the league better.

The 44-year-old Guardiola recently stated that he wants to coach in England. However, the Spaniard has not signed on any dotted lines yet.

The one-time Champions League winner Gerrard is honing his skills in football management as he hopes to become a football manager in the long term. He has had “positive conversations” with the current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp about getting involved in some proportions at Anfield.

Gerrard is currently training with the Liverpool team since December after concluding his first season with LA Galaxy, whom he joined in 2015 from the Reds.

The Englishman said that he felt at home and wants to return to Liverpool sometime in the future in any capacity.

"I've been told I've been welcomed back at the club, which is great for me because I've been at Liverpool since I was eight years of age -- I love the club," Gerrard stated.

Gerrard is aware of the dangers of football management but wants to take it as a challenge to prove himself in the management field. He has stated that managing and playing are two different ball games.

"I think you see the reason why a lot of top players don't make a successful manager because it's a completely different role," Gerrard added.