It’s hardly a discerning piece of insight, but it is, of course, Liverpool. That said, it does apparently have more topical weight after Frank Lampard took up the reigns at Chelsea earlier this month.
He first claims that Stevie “has been busy in the transfer market this summer — and is also proving his long-term commitment to Rangers.
While Cross later suggests that “Several of the new signings have asked about his personal plans after an impressive first season as a manager.
“Former England captain Gerrard has told them all the same thing: The only club he would leave the Scottish giants for is Liverpool.
“That possibility would seem some distance off just yet, with Jurgen Klopp happily in charge, but shows Anfield great Gerrard could one day emulate what Frank Lampard has done by returning to Chelsea.”
Several of the new Rangers signings have asked about Steven Gerrard’s personal plans after an impressive first season as a manager. Former England captain has told them all the same thing: that the only club he would leave the Scottish giants for is Liverpool. [@JohnCrossMirror] pic.twitter.com/UcdDQxsRop
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) July 11, 2019
While the idea of Gerrard one day at the helm of the Reds at Anfield is definitely a romantic one, and one that perhaps many fans would like to see, we’ve just won the Champions League under Jürgen Klopp.
He’s transformed us into a team capable of competing for the Premier League as well as every top honour in club football.
It is that hugely spiriting notion we should be focusing on right now, not, necessarily, thinking years into the future at the possibilty of what could admittedly be an iconic managerial appointment.
Equally,Lampard could yet tarnish his Chelsea legacy if he proves unsuccessful in the role – certainly a workplace hazard whenever a club legend returns. Though, perhaps, Gerrard’s remarkable Reds renown would still protect him if he ever does take on the mantle.
While Gerrard would of course be keen to manage the Reds, and we would probably love to see him in the hot seat, a year of coaching the U18s at the Academy and one full season at Rangers does not a Liverpool manager make (just yet).
Give it a few years; if Gerrard proves himself as a manager, which it looks increasingly likely he will, it is entirely within the realms of possibility that the Reds legend could find himself in charge at Anfield at some point in the future.
But for now, we’re European Champions once again and Klopp is the boss; we’ve got a 2019/20 season to prepare for and a thirty-year wait to end!