Jurgen Klopp has revealed he would want Steven Gerrard to take charge of Liverpool once his reign at Anfield is over, APA reports citing Metro UK.
The Liverpool boss was named the FIFA manager of the year on Monday night, but is already thinking about who could replace him. Klopp has three years left on his current contract and backed club legend Gerrard as his successor. ‘Kenny (Dalglish) and Stevie (Gerrard) have both been a really big support from day one,’ Klopp told Four Four Two.
‘Second, my position as a manager has nothing to do with the people around me. ‘If Liverpool were to sack me tomorrow, then maybe Kenny would be the first choice to replace me, but they would probably bring Stevie down from Glasgow. ‘If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie. I help him whenever I can.
‘If someone gets your job, it’s not about them, it’s about you not being good enough. ‘I’m old enough to know that I give this job everything. I’m not a genius, I’m not perfect, but I give the club 100 per cent. ‘If that’s enough, great. If it’s not, then it’s just the problem of the situation.’
‘If that’s enough, great. If it’s not, then it’s just the problem of the situation.’
Gerrard left Liverpool before Klopp was appointment as manager in late 2015 and has taken up management since retiring from playing in 2016.