Jamie Carragher has revealed why Steven Gerrard ‘will be in the reckoning’ to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager.
Reds legend Gerrard has enjoyed an impressive start to his managerial career at Rangers, with the club currently leading the Scottish Premier League in the opening weeks of his second full season at Ibrox.
Many have suggested that Gerrard is amongst the leading candidates to eventually replace Klopp in the Anfield dugout, the German having indicated he could opt to leave Merseyside at the expiry of his contract in 2022.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher has explained why Gerrard is always likely to be considered as a potential future manager of his boyhood club, though insists his once teammate’s current focus is solely on bringing success to the Gers.
“With managers it’s all about timing, really,” Carragher said, as per The Mirror. “Who knows when Jurgen Klopp is going to go?
“Stevie could be having a difficult time here, he could be somewhere else or he could be absolutely flying at Rangers and people are thinking he’s made for the Liverpool job.
“Stevie will be in the reckoning because he is Steven Gerrard. But more importantly, because he is doing really well as a manager.
“There’s no doubt that the more experiences he has will enhance him in his managerial career, but there’s nothing to say he couldn’t go straight from Rangers to Liverpool.
“I can assure you now, however, that Steven Gerrard’s focus is on trying to stop Celtic winning nine in a row and on being successful at Ibrox.”