Steven Gerrard admitted he was “surprised and flattered” to listen to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tipping him as his successor.
Klopp, who was named Best FIFA men’s coach on Mon, aforementioned he thinks Rangers boss Gerrard is that the man who ought to succeed him once his time at Anfield comes to an end.
“If Liverpool were to sack me tomorrow, then perhaps Kenny [Dalglish] would be the primary option to replace me, however they’d most likely bring Stevie down from Glasgow,” Klopp told Four Four 2.
“If you raise who ought to follow me, I’d say Stevie. I facilitate him whenever I will.”
While Gerrard, who created 710 appearances for metropolis and skippered the facet to the Champions League in 2005, was grateful for Klopp’s comments, he expects and hopes that the German are at Anfield for several years to come back.
“I was shocked and flattered at a similar time,” Gerrard said once asked concerning Klopp’s comments. “But once you scan the quote rigorously like I actually have, it said, ‘if i get sacked tomorrow’ he thinks Steven Gerrard ought to be following Liverpool manager.
“Jurgen Klopp’s not getting sacked tomorrow. I don’t wish him to get sacked tomorrow. He’s doing an amazing job.
“I’m a Liverpool fan. I’m positive each Liverpool fan on the earth endorses what I’m speech communication here. we would like him to remain for several, a few years and convey the maximum amount success to our club as potential.
“But yeah, it was terribly flattering at a similar time.”