Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard has promised to return to LiverpoolGetty Images

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has pledged to return to Anfield "sooner rather than later". The 35-year-old midfielder ended his 17-year career with the Merseysiders in 2015 when he opted to join the LA Galaxy in the MLS, but Gerrard has conceded his sees his long-term future in the UK.

Although he refused to put a timescale on his homecoming, Gerrard revealed his ambition is to one day return to Anfield in some capacity. "I will be going home at some point," he confirmed, according to Sky Sports.

"I don't want to start any unnecessary rumours. I'm really happy where I am at the moment. But I'm sure somewhere down the line I will represent Liverpool Football Club. I miss my friends and my family. I miss a bit of cold weather."

Gerrard admitted he feels more comfortable in Liverpool, surrounded by his life-long friends and family. "I miss going to the games. I spent 35 years in Liverpool. Liverpool's my home, it always will be. This is my second home for a short period of time," the former Liverpool captain said. "Sooner rather than later, I will return to where I'm comfortable with my people − and that's Liverpool."

Gerrard did, however, admit that he is enjoying himself in Los Angeles and said he relishes the anonymity he has in the US. "Obviously the city's a fantastic city for myself and my family, the climate, there's plenty to do. I'm pretty much unnoticed as well, which is a bonus," the Liverpool legend said. "I'm getting on a little bit now, so eventually we'll move back and settle in Liverpool."