'What a player': Klopp says he would've loved to coach 'incredible' Liverpool man who left in 2015
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has named Steven Gerrard as the one player in the history of football who he would’ve loved to have managed.
The legendary Reds midfielder is one of the greatest players to ever grace the game. He carried Liverpool on his back for years and he will forever be a legend at the club for everything he has done.
Klopp sat down for an interview with This Is Anfield this week and he shared a story about Gerrard a few years after he left Anfield in 2015. The German claimed that he was ‘incredible’ even after he retired and that it would have been really nice for him to have had the opportunity to coach him.
Jurgen Klopp: I would’ve loved to coach Steven Gerrard
Asked to name one player in the history of world football that he would’ve loved to manage, the Liverpool boss said: “That’s easy. It’s Stevie (Gerrard).
“When we played in Sydney three or four years ago and after the season we didn’t have a proper team and we invited McManaman, Agger, Jamie Carragher and Stevie.
“To be honest, I knew Liverpool and I saw him playing, of course, but a little bit advanced age group wise but they were all really good.
“But Stevie, what a player he still was then! I think he was already retired but maybe a youth coach here. Incredible. Stevie and me together in the roles, he as the man on the pitch and me as a coach that would have been nice.
“So it’s Stevie. Six years ago it would have been a different answer but now I’m here and I know him as a person and as a player so that’s now an easy answer.”
Watching Gerrard under Klopp would’ve been brilliant. The Liverpool boss’ tactics and energy from the touchline combined with Stevie G’s leadership and class in the middle of the park would’ve made the Reds a real force.
Gerrard is doing a phenomenal job with Rangers in Scotland at the moment. There’s a massive chance that he’ll return to Anfield to take over from Klopp one day, but Liverpool fans will have to wait a while before that could happen.
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