Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he was flattered by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s remarks that he could be his successor in the dugout at Anfield.
The Gers boss, however, played down any talk of a switch to the Reds, emphasising that he hopes and expects Klopp to be in the managerial hot-seat for many years to come:
“I was surprised and flattered at the same time. But when you read the quote really carefully like I have, it said ‘if I get sacked tomorrow’ he thinks Steven Gerrard should be the next Liverpool manager.”
“Jurgen Klopp’s not getting sacked tomorrow. I don’t want him to get sacked tomorrow. He’s doing a fantastic job. I’m a Liverpool fan. I’m sure every Liverpool fan on the planet endorses what I’m saying here.”
“We want him to stay for many, many years and bring as much success to our club as possible. But yeah, it was very flattering at the same time.”
Klopp’s current contract at Liverpool expires in 2022 and he hasn’t shown any interest in extending the deal despite his success with Liverpool.
The German has previously said he may take a sabbatical after leaving the Reds but that could be many years away. A lot can happen in that time, both at Rangers and Liverpool.
There’s no doubt that Gerrard would be very keen on taking over at Liverpool if he makes a success of things with the Light Blues. Supporters will be hoping that he can give them some league titles and trophies before he moves back down South.