January 17, 2022

Klopp: Gerrard will ‘undoubtedly’ handle Liverpool someday

Jurgen Klopp says Steven Gerrard will “undoubtedly” handle Liverpool someday because the Reds legend returns to Anfield on Saturday as Aston Villa’s head coach.

Gerrard made 710 appearances for Liverpool and gained the Champions League, two FA Cups, three League Cups and the UEFA Cup throughout his 17-year profession with the membership.

On Saturday, he’ll face Liverpool as an opposition supervisor for the primary time as he takes his Aston Villa aspect to Anfield. Klopp, who gave Gerrard his first teaching job in Liverpool’s academy – believes the 41-year-old will someday be in his place.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on November 30, 2015 in Liverpool, England.

Klopp (proper) gave Gerrard his first managerial job as boss of Liverpool’s U18s

Requested whether or not Gerrard will handle Liverpool sooner or later, Klopp stated: “Sure, completely I believe [he will].

“The one downside is, is when is the appropriate second for that? We noticed that with Frank [Lampard] together with his time at Chelsea, which was an analogous story.

“Stevie’s doing very well in the meanwhile as a result of he is very younger for a supervisor so when is the appropriate second for him to take the job. It isn’t that he isn’t in a position to do it however how lengthy he desires to do it.

“However sure, I believe it should undoubtedly occur and it is good for everyone.

Gerrard by no means performed below Klopp at Liverpool

Steven Gerrard left Anfield in the summertime of 2015 after making 710 appearances for his boyhood membership which noticed him win the Champions League, two FA Cups, three League Cups and the UEFA Cup earlier than he departed for LA Galaxy in Main League Soccer.

Gerrard got here near profitable the Premier League title below Brendan Rodgers however his remaining season on the membership ended with a sixth-place end, with Klopp then changing Rodgers in October 2015.

“I do not know what you must do to turn into a Liverpool supervisor. Individuals say you must win issues however I am unsure about that. I believe it is extra essential that you just win issues when you find yourself right here.

“You do not have to win issues prior to now and this garbage about being a confirmed winner. You’ll be able to win issues prior to now however by no means win one thing once more.

“Every little thing what Stevie has finished to date appears good and goes completely in the appropriate path.

“I am unable to see a state of affairs the place I can be concerned in that call to be trustworthy, however who is aware of what the long run brings? We are going to see.”

What Gerrard’s stated about his return to Anfield…

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Aston Villa supervisor Steven Gerrard says he’s trying ahead to returning to Anfield, however insists he’s totally centered on getting a constructive outcome in opposition to his former membership

Gerrard admits he can be glad to surrender his hero standing at Liverpool on his return as Aston Villa supervisor however is decided to minimize the event.

“The noise is for different folks to get enthusiastic about, for me it is about getting ready the staff in one of the simplest ways I can to try to get a constructive outcome for Aston Villa,” Gerrard stated.

“Everybody in that stadium will know me effectively sufficient to know what I am about and what I’ll Anfield for.

“I am going again to a membership the place I spent a few years and it brings a smile to my face for a few causes.

“One, I’ve received an excellent relationship with lots of people on the membership. I had a unbelievable time there, a extremely good journey, I am an area boy. It was the staff I supported rising up and I’ll all the time help that staff.

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Jamie Carragher dismisses the suggestion that Steven Gerrard’s transfer to Aston Villa is a stepping stone for him in turning into the supervisor of Liverpool sooner or later

“However on the similar time it brings a smile to my face as a result of I’ve received the chance to go there and compete in opposition to an excellent staff and an excellent supervisor and attempt to win the sport. That is my solely focus.

“If I am on the bus heading again down the M6 in the direction of Birmingham and I am not the preferred at Anfield, so be it.”

How Klopp set Gerrard on the road to management

Gerrard’s return to Anfield guarantees to be an emotional event for the previous Liverpool captain, whose transfer into administration was facilitated by Klopp, the person he desires of someday succeeding.

Forward of his return to Liverpool with Aston Villa on Saturday, here, we examine his coaching journey so far, including…

  • Taking notes on his managers whereas considering a future in teaching throughout his taking part in profession
  • Turning down an opportunity to handle MK Dons in favour of an academy position at Liverpool after leaving LA Galaxy
  • Impressing Klopp together with his work ethic and a focus to element whereas accountable for Liverpool’s U18s
  • Forging his id as a supervisor whereas steering Rangers to a record-breaking 55th Scottish league title

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