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Gerrard keen for Klopp to stay at Anfield ‘for many years’ despite his own Liverpool ‘dream’

Steven Gerrard has insisted that he’s not looking to take the Liverpool job any time soon, as he stated his desire for Jurgen Klopp to remain at the club for many years to come.

The Reds were riding high this time last year on their way to a drought-breaking Premier League title win, but have since endured a dismal title defence which has seen their hopes of securing Champions League football dwindle.

The champion’s 1-0 defeat to Fulham on Sunday made it a club-record sixth successive league defeat at Anfield and heaped further pressure on manager Jurgen Klopp, the German having also been linked with the German national team job following Joachim Low’s decision to step down after Euro 2020.

While Klopp himself rubbished those claims, there are whispers that he could depart this summer, with a some supporters clamouring for club legend Steven Gerrard to take the reigns.

The former England international secured the Scottish Premiership title with Rangers at the weekend to end Celtic’s nine-year dominance, while the Glasgow side are also going strong in the Europa League at present.

After doing such a stellar job north of the border, there are some suggesting that it could be time for the 40-year-old to return to Anfield, although he insisted that he still believes Klopp is by far the best man for the job.

“We have one of the best managers leading our club at the minute,” Gerrard told ITV.

“I love him, we hope he stays for a few more years – I’ve got a job here, I don’t think it’s helpful to talk about this – I hope Jurgen stays at Liverpool for many years.”

Although he talked down any chance of a move any time soon, he did not rule out taking the manager’s job with the Reds in the future.

“Liverpool is my club … is it a dream for me to one day be the Liverpool manager? Yes, it is. But not yet and who’s to say I’ll ever be good enough?

“There’s a lot of managers on this planet. We need to respect Jurgen first and foremost.”

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