Pundit reacts to suggestion Gerrard could replace Klopp at Liverpool FC

Danny Murphy plays down talk of Steven Gerrard replacing Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool FC in the near future

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Danny Murphy doesn’t believe that Steven Gerrard will be replacing Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool FC manager any time soon.

The Reds have been contending with speculation surrounding their popular manager over the past couple of months.

Klopp has been linked with the German national team role amid uncertainty surrounding Joachim Low’s long-term future.

The Liverpool FC boss fuelled speculation last month when he admitted that he’d love Gerrard to replace him at Anfield when he decides to call time on his reign.

Gerrard, though, was quick to dismiss talk of a return to Liverpool FC, adding that he wants Klopp to continue at the six-time European champions.

The former Reds captain is currently in charge of Scottish Premier League side Rangers, having taken over the control of the club in 2018.

And former Liverpool FC midfielder Murphy doesn’t believe Gerrard will be thinking about the Liverpool FC job at the moment.

“Jurgen Klopp can do no wrong and will not be leaving Liverpool any time soon,” Murphy told SportingBet.

“When he does, it is inevitable that Steven Gerrard will return to manage the club but not even Gerrard would want that right now.

“Klopp enjoys his job, the fans love him and the players play for him so there is no reason for him to leave Liverpool now or any time soon.

“With regards to Gerrard, there is an inevitability that he will return to Liverpool as manager and everyone thinks that he will be back.”

Klopp won his first major trophy as Liverpool FC manager last season after the Reds won the Champions League.

Liverpool FC were 2-0 winners against Tottenham Hotspur in the Madrid showpiece courtesy of goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi.

The Reds finished a point adrift of champions Manchester City last term despite only losing one game in the campaign.

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