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Gerrard admits he would have ‘loved’ to play under Jurgen Klopp

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted that he would have loved to have played under Jurgen Klopp, while also revealing he has questioned whether he made the right decision to leave Liverpool when he did.

After 710 appearances and nine major honours, Gerrard had fallen down the Liverpool pecking order in Brendan Rodgers side, and in the summer of 2015, he opted for a change of scenery, joining MLS side LA Galaxy before finally hanging up his boots in 2016.

A few months after his Anfield departure though, Rodgers was replaced as Reds boss by Jurgen Klopp, with the German going on to restore their place among Europe’s elite, being crowned European Champions for a sixth time back in June.

Speaking following a Liverpool and Rangers legends match at Ibrox over the weekend, Gerrard featuring for both sides, the 39-year-old revealed that he has since questioned his decision to leave the Merseyside club.

“I always had little thoughts as I’ve gone along,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.

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“Should I have stayed at Liverpool? Should I have signed a year extension? Maybe I might have been able to have that cameo under Jurgen Klopp as maybe a squad player.

“These things always cross my mind but, look, I made decisions. I am very proud of my Liverpool career, I am very proud of where I am up to now in my management.

“I want to give that my full focus and keep trying to learn and grow and improve and see where that journey takes me now.”

Gerrard said that he would have loved to play under the enigmatic Liverpool boss.

“Of course, you always have little moments,” Gerrard admitted.

“Imagine if I’d stayed at Liverpool a bit longer and maybe I’d bumped into Jurgen Klopp, as someone who could maybe have given me 10-15 minutes off the bench.

“Of course it has crossed my mind – I would have loved that.”

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