Jamie Carragher says Xabi Alonso can manage Liverpool, but Steven Gerrard is ‘inevitable’
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Jamie Carragher says Xabi Alonso can manage Liverpool, but Steven Gerrard is 'inevitable'

Jamie Carragher has told Open Goal that he believes Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will become Liverpool manager, but reckons his and Gerrard’s former teammate Xabi Alonso also has a chance of sitting in the Anfield hotseat.

Jurgen Klopp continues to shine as Liverpool manager and recently signed a new contract until the summer of 2024 – a move which was quickly followed by Gerrard and Rangers. He has been linked with the Anfield post on numerous occasions.

For the foreseeable future, Gerrard remains at Rangers in his bid to topple Celtic while Klopp looks unlikely to leave Liverpool in the near future. But after Klopp, it remains to be seen who will manage Liverpool. Will they turn to Gerrard?

Or do Liverpool want Gerrard to manage in the Premier League elsewhere to prove himself in the top tier of England first? Time will tell. But Carragher has suggested another option in Alonso, although Gerrard is ‘inevitable’.

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“Great guy, loves football, one of the best,” Carragher said on Alonso. “I speak to him, exchange texts. He’s going to be a coach, he will be a great manager I think. People always talk about Stevie at Liverpool, and the way he’s going at Rangers, it’s inevitable.

“I think so, he’s not fully proven he can manage Liverpool. But he needs to win the league, but I think there is a chance that Xabi Alonso can become the manager of Liverpool in the future,” Carragher added.

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Like Gerrard, Alonso has gone into management at one of his former sides at youth level. Gerrard managed Liverpool’s Under-18 side before Rangers, while Alonso is currently managing Real Sociedad’s B-team after Real Madrid’s Under-14’s.

Alonso is yet to manage at senior level but he has time on his side. Still only 39 years of age, the former Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Madrid man certainly will end up managing at senior level. He has the potential to eventually manage Liverpool.

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