Steven Gerrard has sealed his return to Liverpool
Gerrard retired from football after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the MLS season last year.
He took his time to decide his next step and even spoke to MK Dons about their vacant managerial role.
The 36-year-old spent 17 years at Liverpool and has now returned as the academy coach.
Steven Gerrard retired from football after his LA Galaxy contract expired
Steven Gerrard has returned to Liverpool as an academy coach having retired from football
“Liverpool confirm Steven Gerrard's return as academy coach. Roaming role between Under-16s and Under-23s is likely,” a Liverpool statement said.
Gerrard said: "It feels like completing the circle; returning to the place where professionally it all began. However, this isn't a decision based on emotion – it's about what I can offer and contribute to Liverpool.
"I don't think I need to explain to people what this football club means to me, but when I knew coming back was a serious option I wanted to make sure it was a substantive role and a role in which I could really help the organisation.
Steven Gerrard returns to Anfield for Liverpool's clash with Leeds
Tue, November 29, 2016
Steven Gerrard is spotted entering Anfield via the players' tunnel ahead of Liverpool's EFL Cup clash with Leeds United
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Steven Gerrard gives a thumbs up as he returns to Anfield via the players' tunnel prior to the Reds' EFL Cup clash with Leeds United
"Meeting with Alex Inglethorpe, seeing the work they are currently doing and want to do in the future at Kirkby, it just felt right. The right option at the right time, for all parties involved.
"This gives me a great opportunity to learn and develop as a coach, while at the same time offering my knowledge, ideas and experience to the young players at an important period of their development."