Jurgen Klopp believes that Steven Gerrard is the perfect candidate to takeover as Liverpool manager once he completes his tenure at Anfield.
The iconic ex-midfielder returned to Merseyside earlier in the year to work alongside the club’s developing youth players and was officially named as coach of the under-18 side at the end of April.
Klopp, whose Liverpool side faces a do-or-die meeting with Middlesbrough on the final day of the season in terms of their top four hopes, wants to mentor Gerrard during this time and says it is vital that the higher-ups at Anfield utilise his stature on the sidelines.
“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,” he told reporters.
“It’s perfect that we can involve Steven…what a guy, he’s fantastic.
“I’ll do everything I can to make sure he gets all the information he needs. Because when you join a club, you have a big responsibility for the future, and the future of this club needs legends like Steven Gerrard in decisive positions.”
Gerrard registered 710 appearances and 186 goals during his storied career for the Reds.
Klopp’s current contract with Liverpool is set to run until 2022.