Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard returned to the club’s Melwood base on Monday to train with his former teammates. The former Reds captain, now playing for LA Galaxy, has been invited by new manager Jurgen Klopp to train with his boyhood club during the Major League Soccer off-season. On a cold and miserable day on Merseyside, Gerrard travelled a familiar route to Melwood where he was greeted by Klopp and his former teammates. While both Gerrard and Klopp have made it clear that the arrangement will not extend to a short-term playing contract, neither have hidden their excitement over his return. “I spoke with Steven, one phone call and a few messages,” Klopp said. “He’s a Liverpool legend, of course. But his contract, as I know, is in the USA. “But during his break time, I told him, ‘of course you can come whenever you want; you can train with us, do whatever is good for you’. Our doors are always open for him. That is clear. “But nothing else. Everybody can learn from Stevie, but I am trying to understand.’ Gerrard also recently told BT Sport, for whom he is a match day pundit, of his excitement at returning to Melwood and observing new coach Klopp’s methods.