Steven Gerrard has revealed his last wish with former club Liverpool before his move to the Major League Season.
According to Gerrard, he would have stayed back at Liverpool if he was offered a coaching role by manager Brendan Rodgers.
In an interview with Daily Mail, Gerrard said: “I might be contradicting myself here but what would have kept me at Liverpool into this season was the chance of shadowing Brendan Rodgers and his staff as well as playing.
“Those ideas were only mentioned to me after I had announced I was leaving.
“I don’t know if I am going to be good enough to be a manager, or a number one, number two, number three or number four.
“Liverpool replaced coaches Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh in the summer, so they were looking for a new number two, or number three or number four. I would have been tailor-made to fill one of these roles, as well as making myself available as a squad player.
“I could have been a good squad player, a good sub, as well as getting management experience that money can’t buy.
“Yeah, I do miss it. I miss everything about it. When I switch on the TV and see the stadiums, with 50, 60, 70,000 people – the aggression, the intensity, the tension. I am jealous.
“I miss the build-up, competing with better players, I miss being Steven Gerrard, Liverpool captain and walking out in front of my people with that pressure and trying to get a result for them.
“As much as I am enjoying it out here with a fresh challenge, I’d like nothing better than being 25 again and with 10 years ahead of me in the Premier League, playing for Liverpool, but I’ve had my time.”
Gerrard now with the LA Galaxy, stunned Liverpool fans back in January when he announced plans to move to MLS after he became frustrated by protracted contract negotiations.
The 35-year-old who made 504 Premier League appearances for the club he captained, scored 120 goals in 17 years at the club.