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Gerrard reveals the trait he admires about Klopp

Steven Gerrard has opened up about the trait he most admires about Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool legend Gerrard spent some time working under Klopp as part of the Reds youth set up before taking the plunge into management with Scottish giants Rangers.

The Rangers boss has revealed that Klopp’s ability to ‘switch off,’ after games is why he is able to handle the pressure of coaching at the highest level and Gerrard admitted this is something he is aiming to emulate.

“Jürgen’s really good at switching off,” Gerrard told the Guardian.

“When the game is on he’s very emotional but once it’s over he can park the emotion. That’s why he’s so good at handling the pressure.

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“After cup finals and a big setback he’ll be the one to start the party. Tomorrow is a different day and that’s a big lesson I have to learn. I have to live my life outside football while still being a manager. It is difficult but I’m trying.”

Gerrard also admitted he tried to learn as much as he could from Klopp during their time working together and still watches the German coach closely.

“I was like a sponge, watching and learning,” Gerrard continued.

“I watch him on TV and see how he handles situations. I could never be Jurgen with his charisma and energy. But if I can take a few things from him it will be such a help. And if I text, call or see him, Jurgen’s always got time for me.”