Dietmar Hamann believes he is gaining "invaluable experience" at MK Dons and admits he dreams of managing Liverpool.
The 37-year-old joined the League One outfit in a player-coach role during the summer, having left Manchester City in 2009.
Hamann says he is flourishing alongside manager Karl Robinson and his backroom staff of Alex Rae and John Gorman, but admits the Dons are a stepping stone in his coaching career.
"I can gain invaluable experience and learn things from Karl, Alex and John every day while I am doing my coaching badges," he told the Daily Mail. "I want to play this year and then see.
"When I have my Pro licence, I will see where I am wanted. I would like to stay in this country but you never know.
"And it would be nice to go back to Liverpool one day and to work in some capacity, play some part. Obviously to manage them would be a dream come true."