Jurgen Klopp has delivered the first piece of silverware since he took over at Anfield in 2015, and it turned out to be the biggest prize in club football.
The Liverpool boss is one of the most sought after men in the game – with Real Madrid and Juventus both reportedly interested in his services recently.
And Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson has backed the Scotland giant’s manager to take over the reigns at Anfield when Klopp eventually calls it time.
“Let’s be honest, we’ve all known from day one that Steven Gerrard hopes to go back to his own spiritual home at Anfield the way [Frank] Lampard has returned to Stamford Bridge,” he wrote in his column for the Daily Record.
“But I just hope he has to wait an awful lot longer than his old England team-mate. And the good news is if his dream is to manage Liverpool one day first he’s going to have to take Rangers back to the top of Scottish football.
“If he can do that and win the title he’ll walk straight back to Merseyside the moment Jurgen Klopp decides he has achieved all he can in England.”
Klopp’s agent has been talking about the boss’ future one day being away from Anfield – and with the German national team, but insists his client is happy.
“Jurgen himself once said that in the event that Joachim Low someday no longer wants to be the national coach and it would be possible for him do that, this is an option for him,” the agent told German outlet Welt.
“Liverpool would even like to extend it (his current contract). He felt again at the recent celebrations [after winning the Champions League] what a great club Liverpool is and that he is in the right place at the right time.”
Klopp signed a six-year contract extension in 2016, right after the Europa League Final defeat to Sevilla, meaning that right now – he’s still got three years left to run, but it’d be nice to imagine Gerrard taking over after the German.