Kewell eyes Liverpool return

Harry Kewell has set his sights on coaching at former Liverpool as he continues his transition from player to manager.

The 38-year-old former Australia star spent five years at Anfield where he impressed and frustrated in equal measure, as his time on Merseyside was beset by injury problems.

Kewell, who began his career with Marconi Stallions before joining Leeds United, has also played for Galatasaray, Melbourne Victory, Al-Gharafa and Melbourne Heart, and has played at two World Cups.

He is currently Watford's under-23 coach, and speaking after receiving the Alex Tobin Medal for outstanding contribution to the sport in Melbourne on Tuesday, he expressed his desire to one day return to Liverpool.

He said: "My ultimate goal is Liverpool.

"You've got to learn your trade. When you're starting out do you start out working your way through the reserve team, go out on loan and start at a lower level?

"Or do you just get thrown into the deep end and play in the premiership?

"You don't know unless you get thrown in there. I'm a big believer in sink or swim."

"I'm a big dreamer. You might as well go to the top. You want to dream big, you dream big."

Reflecting on the growth of the local leagues, he added: "I think (expansion) is fantastic. As long as you've got players.

"At the moment you've got a good league happening. It's interesting now. I watch it every weekend. That's what you want.

"You don't want to create an extra two teams and they become weak links because they're just filling numbers.

"The next ones that come in, they'll take from Melbourne Heart and take what's from Western Sydney and I presume they'd learn from both of them and hopefully then the next (team) can have a bit more of an impact again.

"As far as me, I don't know.

"I just worry about my coaching. I'll just keep working and working until I get my opportunity."