Steven Gerrard: Jurgen Klopp managing Liverpool’s expectations

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard runs rule over Jurgen Klopp following the German's start at Anfield

Steven Gerrard says Jurgen Klopp is doing a good job of managing Liverpool’s expectations.

The Red are in sixth place and six points behind leaders Manchester City ahead of Sunday afternoon’s trip to Newcastle United.

The stupid thing to do at the moment would be to raise unnecessary expectations

Steven Gerrard

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp was appointed as Brendan Rodgers’s successor following October’s goalless draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby.

Liverpool are being touted as potential title contenders after having scored 13 times in their last four games in all competitions.

And former Liverpool captain Gerrard believes the Reds need to try to extend their winning streak for as long as possible.

“He is handling it very well,” Gerrard told RTE Radio.

“The stupid thing to do at the moment would be to raise unnecessary expectations. Liverpool need to just take each games as it comes and try to win as many as they can.”

Klopp’s Liverpool side are six points behind joint leaders Manchester City and Leicester City ahead of their trip to Steve McClaren’s struggling Newcastle United side on Sunday.

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The Reds have won six of their opening 14 Premier League games this season, beating Stoke City, Bournemouth, Aston Villa, defending champions Chelsea, leaders Manchester City and Swansea City.

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