Former Liverpool player Peter Crouch has backed Jordan Henderson and James Milner to have successful careers as managers once their playing days come to an end.
The former target man was making the comments in his weekly column for the Daily Mail regarding the experienced Liverpool duo.
Henderson is only 30 and will fancy playing for a little while longer, although Milner at 34 might be thinking about the next chapter in the near future.
The influential duo played together in midfield for the Reds during last night’s 2-0 win over Midtjylland in the Champions League.
Crouch can see the duo working wonders from the dugout in the future.
He told the Daily Mail: “I noticed Jurgen Klopp said a couple of weeks ago that he thought Jordan Henderson could become a manager one day and I wouldn’t disagree with that.
“I’d also put James Milner’s name forward. I think he’s got it in him to be a really top coach.”
Milner is a veteran of 222 appearances for Liverpool and 542 altogether in the Premier League.
He has spent his career playing in the top-flight with Leeds United, Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Manchester City his former clubs.
The £140,000-a-week midfielder is fit as a fiddle and in recent years has proved capable of playing at the back too.
He might not have retirement on his mind just yet but it might be something that has crossed Milner’s mind.
Having spent his career playing at the top level it’s not beyond the realms of reality that he could become a top manager too.
For now, he will hope to help Liverpool continue their dominance in recent years, where Milner has helped the club to the Champions League and Premier League title.