Now on the bench of Aston Villa, Steven Gerrard will return to Anfield on Saturday for the 16th day of the Premier League. Before one day coaching Liverpool? Jürgen Klopp is totally convinced of this.
That would be the meaning of history. Like Xavi’s return to Barcelona. For Liverpool lovers, it is written that Steven Gerrard will one day coach the Reds. Jürgen Klopp is also convinced of this.
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“I think that will happen. Absolutely. The only thing is when is the right time. We saw what happened with Frank (Lampard) at Chelsea. Stevie is doing really well at the moment, He is a young manager (41 years old). The question is therefore not whether he is able to do it (to train Liverpool, editor’s note), but in how long he will want to do it « , underlined the current manager of the Reds this Friday at a press conference, on the eve of challenging Aston Villa and his coach … Steven Gerrard for the 16th day of the Premier League.
« He’s going in the right direction »
“I don’t know what you have to do to become a Liverpool manager. People say you have to win things but I’m not sure. I think it’s more important to win things once you are here. Everything Stevie has done so far looks great, it’s absolutely going in the right direction. I’ve never heard a negative word about Gerrard since I’ve been here. I met him , he’s a great guy, « continued Jürgen Klopp, who arrived at the club in October 2015, just a few weeks after Steven Gerrard left for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The latter had hung up his crampons a year later, before turning to the coaching profession. With a first experience on the side of the Rangers. He led them in 2021 to their first Scottish title in ten years, finishing unbeaten. Considered one of the best players in the history of the Premier League, legend of the Reds with 186 goals scored in 710 games played, and a Champions League won (2005), he made the choice last month to return to England to help Aston Villa revive.
The Gerrard effect has already been felt since his record after four games is three wins for only one defeat (2-1 against Manchester City). A renewal to be confirmed this weekend at Anfield. A stadium that he knows quite well.