After a fantastic playing career at Anfield, Steven Gerrard will forever be a fan favourite at Liverpool and has been offered a special endorsement by current manager Jurgen Klopp, which the Liverpool-born former midfielder should refuse.
Gerrard, 39, has been in charge of the Scottish-outfit for just over a season. During an interview with FourFourTwo (via Liverpool Echo), Klopp suggested that the former Liverpool No. 8 should be his successor in the Anfield hot-seat when he eventually calls time to life on Merseyside. The German manager, who recently won the Champions League in Madrid, has also offered his full support to Gerrard if he decides to take the big job.
Liverpool have had club legends as managers before. Most notably Kenny Dalglish, who is statistically the most successful manager of all time. However, his second tenure was a disaster after only managing to win the Carling Cup in 2012. The Scotsman initially took over from current Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson after a short six-month reign.
Although Dalglish wasn’t in the job for long the second time around, his dynasty that he created as a player was slightly tarnished at the time due to the poor results on the pitch towards the end of the 2011/12 campaign.
For Steven Gerrard to step in the same shoes at such an early moment of his managerial would be a mistake. In comparison, Frank Lampard has done exactly that at Chelsea, a club that is notorious for sacking managers quickly, has struggled during his few games as Blues’ boss and is yet to win a game at Stamford Bridge.
The answer for Gerrard is to stay in Scotland and rediscover his winning mentality in football. Winning the Scottish Premiership would be a great omen for the Scouser to build off and collecting silverware will provide the foundations for a successful career as the boss.