Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has pledged to give Steven Gerrard all the support he needs as he prepares for his first full season as the U18s coach.
Gerrard will take the squad for their first pre-season friendly against Burton Albion behind closed doors at St George’s Park and Klopp is keen to help the former captain develop the club’s next generation of players.
“I can imagine how excited he is,” Klopp told the club’s official website.
“It’s a wonderful job to work with these skilled boys and to do the things you think are right for them, bring in new experience and learn a lot of things at the same time.
“It will be a fantastic time for him. Of course, we’ll have a close relationship with him and the U23s, we always had it.
“It’s very important for us because that’s our next generation and we want to help them as much as we can. Of course we’ll be in close contact.”