Jurgen Klopp thinks Steven Gerrard should be the man to replace him when his time as Liverpool manager eventually comes to an end.
The Liverpool midfield legend is currently sampling his first taste of senior football management with Scottish side Rangers, but has been widely tipped for a future return to Anfield in a managerial capacity.
Jurgen Klopp’s current contract with the European champions is set to expire in 2022, and during a time when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has returned to manage Manchester United, and Frank Lampard is in charge of Chelsea, the German boss thinks that Gerrard should be the man to replace him in the Anfield dugout.
“If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie. I help him whenever I can,” Klopp said in an interview with FourFourTwo.
“If someone gets your job, it’s not about them, it’s about you not being good enough.
“I’m old enough to know that I give this job everything. I’m not a genius, I’m not perfect, but I give the club 100 per cent. If that’s enough, great. If it’s not, then it’s just the problem of the situation.
“I’m not jealous, I’m not sceptical. I’m completely open. If you want my help, you’ll get it.
“My family often thinks that I’m too quick to open up, but I think being any other way is a waste of time. I love life, I love my job, I like most people – that’s how it is.”