Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard could make a return from Major Soccer League side on loan, according to chief executive Ian Ayre.
Skipper Steven Gerrard has agreed to join Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer after failing to sign a new deal at his boy hood club.
The Englishman whose contract expires at the end of this season will follow the footsteps of his former England teammate David Beckham.
The 34-year-old veteran who announced his retirement from international football will leave the club after serving for 25 years.
Ayre said: “The fact he's leaving doesn't mean it's the last we'll see of him at Liverpool.”
According to Ayre, his departure does not mean a lifetime departure, he can rejoin any time. He also told that loan move is not an impossible thing, he can come on loan and can enjoy his Anfield days once again.
Ayre told Liverpool radio station City Talk: “It happens a lot in MLS [Major League Soccer], and it's something we talked to Steven and his representatives about.”
“The details aren't known yet, but we will keep a regular dialogue with him and I hope we will see him here again in the long term.”
However, Galaxy president Chris Klein has previously said that Gerrard’s loan move as never been discussed and his focus will be on MLS side.
Klein told BBC: “Gerrard's focus will be LA Galaxy.”
Gerrard who was debuted in 1998 has scored 182 goals in 697 appearances for the Reds. He has won many trophies including Champions League but is yet to lift a Premier League title.
Columnist: Simon Oates