Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp asked for Steven Gerrard to be given space for his transition into coaching.
Gerrard, 36, has said that he was leaving LA Galaxy earlier this month, and has now confirmed his retirement from professional football on Thursday.
Klopp wants Gerrard to be given his chance to settle into management, comparing the situation to what Ryan Giggs went through at Manchester United.
“In Manchester it is the same with Giggs. Where will he go next? But if you want these guys on the bench let them work and don’t handle them as the players they were before,”
“That is a little advice from a very average football player.”
It is expected Gerrard will return to Liverpool in some capacity, but Klopp wants the former midfielder out of the spotlight.