When the day comes that Jurgen Klopp moves on from Liverpool, it’s likely that Steven Gerrard will be on the shortlist of candidates for the owners to sift through.
He’s doing a good job at Rangers, and succeeded as a youth couch at Liverpool before moving on to Scotland. He knows the club inside and out, and would be welcomed with open arms.
And Ray Parlour believes that Stevie wouldn’t be able to turn down an approach from his former club, should they come knocking.
“If [Gerrard] did leave Rangers, I’m sure it would be a stepping stone ready to go to Liverpool,” he told TalkSPORT (via the Scotsman).
“A little bit like Frank Lampard, sometimes you get clubs that you can’t turn down, and I’m sure the owners would understand.
“Frank couldn’t turn Chelsea down – as much as, in an ideal world, he would like to have done another season at Derby, he just couldn’t turn down the chance to go back to Chelsea – and Steven will be exactly the same.”
Current Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes that Gerrard would be a natural choice to succeed him at Anfield, and said as much in an interview with FourFourTwo.
“If Liverpool were to sack me tomorrow, then maybe Kenny (Dalglish) would be the first choice to replace me,” he told FourFourTwo.
“But they would probably bring Stevie down from Glasgow. If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie. I help him whenever I can.”
Even just Klopp simply talking about the future is bound to set the rumour mill into gear, and there are suggestions he’s thinking of taking a sabbatical at the end of his Anfield deal.
Earlier this year, Klopp told Kicker reporters (via the Metro) that he may look to take a year out at the end of the 2021/22 season.
“If I decide for myself that I can’t go on anymore, I’ll take a break and in that year I’d have to make a definite decision [if he wants to continue at all],” he said.
“I have absolute energy, but I have one problem: I can’t do ‘a little bit.’ I can only do ‘all or nothing.’”