Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that he would love for the club’s former captain Steven Gerrard to replace him when he eventually leaves the club.
Speaking in an interview with the Times, Klopp said:
I told him when I leave, or the club sack me, I don’t care of course who’ll be my successor, but I’d love that he’d be it. I’ll do everything I can to make sure he gets all the information he needs.
Gerrard has been working as a coach with the young players at Liverpool’s academy and from next season, he will take over at the manager of the U18 side as he looks to take his first steps into coaching.
Liverpool, back in their glory days, were famous for promoting from within to fill their managerial vacancies with the likes of Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Roy Evans all coming up through the ranks in the famous boot room to take the club’s top job.
Klopp says that the club owes Gerrard a lot for everything he did for them on the field and as such, they will do all they can to help him develop into a top coach.
He gave the club a lot and now we can give him the best education in this specific part he wants to work in, hopefully for the rest of his life.