Jurgen Klopp recently admitted about his long-term vision for Liverpool’s stable development and the German is already helping the club impart essential managerial education to the man he wants to replace him.
In an interview with The Times, Klopp revealed that he would love to see Steven Gerrard, who he reckons as “one of the best footballers ever”, as his successor.
“I told him when I leave, or the club sack me, I don’t care of course who’ll be my successor, but I’d love that he’d be it,” Klopp said.
“I’ll do everything I can to make sure he gets all the information he needs.”
Klopp also insisted that the Reds should have legends like Gerrard and Dalglish to be in key positions at the club which helps maintain a positive atmosphere around.
Gerrard, who will manage Liverpool U-18s from next season, recently started his coaching career at the academy after retiring from professional football in November.
The 2005 Champions League winner thinks that the modern-day football academies are generating too many soft players and he would like his players to also be physically adept apart from being skilful.
Klopp is doing a great job in improving our core strength by redeveloping the youth development system and involving club legends like Gerrard as building blocks.
Do you think Gerrard can be as good a manager as he was a footballer?