Robbie Fowler says he hopes that Steven Gerrard does not become Liverpool manager ‘for a long time’, given the club’s success under current boss Jurgen Klopp.
The former Liverpool captain has impressed since making the move into management with Scottish side Rangers, with many tipping the 40-year-old to one day return to Anfield as Klopp’s successor.
In four seasons on Merseyside, Klopp has transformed Liverpool into one of English football’s finest sides, the club crowned champions of Europe earlier this year, while they currently sit eight points clear at the top of the Premier League after an unbeaten start.
The German has become one of the most popular managers in the club’s history and despite admitting that Gerrard is ‘the name on everybody’s lips’ as a future Liverpool boss, Fowler admits he hopes the opportunity for his former teammate does not come for some time due to Klopp’s success.
“You can never say never is football, and Steven is doing a wonderful job up at Rangers,” Fowler told talkSPORT.
“You’ve got to ask the question, are they a better team now since he took over? Of course they are, they really are. Will he want to leave and go back to the Premier League? No doubt about it and in the future, he probably will do.
“He’s the name on everybody’s lips should Liverpool be looking for a new manager, but as far as I’m concerned I don’t want them to be looking for a new manager.
“I want Jurgen to stay for a long time because if he stays for a long time it means Liverpool as a club are successful.
“So all the talk about should Steven be there, of course, he’ll be the name on everyone’s lips, but I hope it’s not for a long time.
“You’ve got to give Jurgen so much credit, Liverpool are just brilliant. He’s got them fit and on fire, they just look an incredible team.
“And people are saying they’re watching great performances, but Liverpool haven’t really reached the heights of what they can do – it’s a scary thought!”
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