The next step in Steven Gerrard鈥檚 Liverpool career appears to be imminent, with the former captain set to become Under-18s boss next season.

The Reds legend has been working at the club鈥檚 Academy since January having taken a floating role across numerous age groups.

But now his focus will turn to the Under-18s, having regularly been seen on the sidelines since he started his new role at Kirkby.

Here are eight talents the club鈥檚 most famous no.8 will be working with.

Curtis Jones

Curtis Jones of Liverpool talks with coach Steven Gerrard during the Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion U18 Premier League game at The Academy on February 4, 2017 (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

A midfielder with a real penchant for attacking. Has a real eye for goal and moves into space effortlessly, with some real ability carrying the ball up the pitch. Tweeted 鈥渓earning from the best鈥?when snapped receiving advice from Gerrard. Local lad from Toxteth.

Liam Coyle

Captain Liam Coyle of Liverpool with Academy coach Steven Gerrard before the Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers U18 Premier League game at The Kirkby Academy on March 18, 2017 (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

A player very much in the early Gerrard mould of a tough tackling midfielder. From Liverpool and now captain following Conor Masterson鈥檚 promotion to the Under-23s, he features in a holding midfield role.

Luis Longstaff

Ragnar Klavan and Luis Longstaff of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on April 11, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Making waves at international level with England, the Newcastle-born starlet has recently been given the chance by Under-18s boss Neil Critchley. An attacking midfielder who scored with his nose against Manchester United on just his second substitute appearance, he made headlines this week as he popped up in first team training at Melwood.

Glen McAuley

Glen McAuley (left) of Liverpool celebrates his goal with team mates Okera Simmonds and Rafael Camacho during the Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers U18 Premier League game at The Academy on February 18, 2017 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

A real goal-getter of the highest order at this level. The Irish striker nets on a regular basis at Kirkby, and also has international caps at Under-16 and Under-17 level. Highlighted because of his superb attitude and instinctive finishing. Lives for goals.

Neco Williams

Neco Williams of Liverpool in action during the Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers U18 Premier League game at The Academy on February 18, 2017 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

A Welsh international who is still just 15 years old, but looks comfortable in this set-up. Operates at right back having featured in midfield at younger levels.

Adam Lewis

Adam Lewis of Liverpool during a training session at Tenerife Top Training on March 21, 2017 in Tenerife, Spain. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Another local player who was initially pegged as a left back for the Reds ?despite playing in an advanced no.10 role for England. He has recently been with Coyle in central midfield, where he was sent off against Manchester United. Taken on the mid-season trip to Tenerife with the senior squad.

Rhys Williams

Rhys Williams of Liverpool and Jordan Allan of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action during the Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers U18 Premier League game at The Academy on February 18, 2017 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Tall, elegant centre-back from Preston. Possesses good ball-carrying ability with the physique to match; the 16-year-old could be set for big things if he continues to develop.

Okera Simmonds

Okera Simmonds of Liverpool in action during the Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers U18 Premier League game at The Academy on February 18, 2017 in Kirkby, England. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Manchester-born striker arrived at the club and slotted into the Under-13s. Now 17, he has found his feet in front of goal recently, bagging his first at this level in January against Everton. Has since been a routine danger to defences.