Former Liverpool FC midfielder backs Steven Gerrard to replace Jurgen Klopp

Former Reds star Gary McAllister says it makes sense Steven Gerrard would replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool FC in the future

Steven Gerrard
Liverpool FC legend Steven Gerrard (Photo: BT Sport)

Gary McAllister has tipped Steven Gerrard to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool FC in the future.

The Rangers manager has been widely predicted to take over the reins of Liverpool FC when Klopp decides to call time on his spell in charge at Anfield.

Klopp was named as Brendan Rodgers’ replacement in 2015 following a successful seven-year stint in charge of Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

The German head coach won his first piece of silverware as Liverpool FC boss last season following a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.

Klopp was named the Best Fifa men’s coach of the year on Tuesday night after Liverpool FC’s impressive 2018-19 season in the Premier League and in the Champions League.

The 52-year-old has three years left to run on his current deal at Liverpool FC but his future beyond the term of his deal is unknown.

Gerrard embarked on his first managerial role at Rangers back in 2018, guiding the Gers to a second-placed finish last term.

Former Liverpool FC midfielder McAllister believes Gerrard will be a ready-made replacement for Klopp when the German does decide to quit Anfield.

“That’s surprising in some ways. But then in other ways, when you look at it, it probably makes a wee bit of sense,” McAllister told Sky Sports.

“But when that’s going to happen [I don’t know]. Jurgen looks as if he’s going to be there quite a while.

“I think it’s a huge compliment but I can assure you that Steven is absolutely fully focused here and trying to win something here.”

Gerrard is widely regarded as one of Liverpool FC’s greatest-ever players alongside Kenny Dalglish.

Liverpool FC have never won the Premier League title.

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