Ian Rush makes big claim
Ian Rush has revealed he thinks Steven Gerrard will replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager one day.
Gerrard retired from professional football late in 2016, and is now working within the youth systems in Liverpool’s academy.
And while Rush was sure that Klopp is currently the right man at Anfield, he claimed that Gerrard could one day create an “Anfield dynasty” in the managerial hotseat.
Gerrard never won the Premier League as a player and would be eager to do it as a manager- especially with Liverpool.
Gerrard has made no secret of his desire to one day progress from coaching into management, and Reds icon Rush said:
“I think Jurgen Klopp has done well to welcome him back, get him coaching in the Academy. It means he isn’t being flung in at the deep end of coaching or managing, which would have been the case at MK Dons.”
Rush, who is the Reds’ all-time leading scorer with 346 goals, thinks that Gerrard could enlist the likes of Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler should he ever take over as manager at Anfield.
“At the moment, there’s no better man for the job than Jurgen Klopp,” said Rush. “But, maybe, in the future we can start a new Anfield dynasty, with Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher calling the shots.
“Stevie G has the perfect pedigree to, one day, take over as manager. He joined the club as a kid, was brought into the team by Gerard Houllier, has captained the side, been the club’s best player for years.
“So the stage is set – if he wants it. The fans would love it.
“He also knows the importance to the supporters of bringing good local talent through. We’ve got some good foreign players in the squad, but fans love to associate themselves with their own – players such as Stevie G, Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler.”
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10