Klopp to Germany/Gerrard to Liverpool
Reports have suggested that Steven Gerrard is being increasingly favoured to take over as the successive Liverpool manager to Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool are struggling in the Premier League this season having suffered a major injury crisis. However, despite this, their form has still been difficult in the final third where the majority of their striking force, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have been available.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT )Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool collides with Everton’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on October 17, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
This has led to suggestions that Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp could leave the club.
He has however spoken of his intentions to continue saying, “Did I get the sack or did I leave?! Neither one. I don’t need a break.”
The possibility of the German national job could come up after the Euros with Joachim Low under pressure.
‘Dream’ for Gerrard
Gerrard has spoken about the fact that it would be an absolute dream for him to take over Liverpool job but spoke of his contentment at remaining with ranges for now, still learning on the job.
“If I got offered it, it’s a completely different ball game because you are getting offered the Liverpool job. But sitting here where I am now, doing what I am doing, I am fine. I am calm and happy,” said Gerrard on the Greatest Game Podcast.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Steven Gerrard (C) of Liverpool shakes hands with team mate Luis Suarez before coming on as a substitute during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on September 24, 2011 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
“If I stay at Rangers for another two, three or four years I am OK—it means I am doing something right and happy. I am in no rush to try and jump, I am not looking over the fence at anything. I am proper content.”
However, Gerrard did admit to the job being a ‘dream’ for him.
“I have to prove I can do it, first and foremost at Rangers or it might have to be Rangers to someone else to someone else.
“But my aim, dream, would be to manage Liverpool Football Club. Of course it would, I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t.”
With Liverpool struggling this season, could the arrival of Gerrard come sooner than many expect?