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31st Oct 2015

It looks like Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard won’t be returning to Europe on loan…

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Steven Gerrard won’t be heading back to Anfield on loan this winter, according to LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena.

The succinct Arena also ruled out a return to Europe for Robbie Keane.

Considering the 35-year-old Republic of Ireland captain hasn’t enjoyed a loan spell on this side of the Atlantic since a seven-game stint with Aston Villa in 2012 that isn’t too surprising.

Gerrard had hinted during his many, many media interviews back in September that he might be open to a return to Anfield but Arena shut down all talk of loan moves for his biggest stars with a one-word answer.

The defending champions relinquished their grip on the MLS Cup when beaten 3-2 by Clint Dempsey’s Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference play-off.

It was another prolific season for captain Keane, however, who netted 20 goals in 24 MLS matches for Galaxy, and his efforts were certainly appreciated by his manager.