Steven Gerrard has told Liverpoolfc.com that he’s jealous of Liverpool’s players who get to be managed by Jürgen Klopp.
Gerrard moved from Merseyside to LA Galaxy a matter of months before Klopp’s appointment and never got to play for him.
It’s something that the Liverpool legend envies about the current squad after he’s held a series of meetings with Klopp.
Gerrard told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’ve had many sit-downs with him.
“He’s an open book – he invites me into his office – I’m incredibly lucky and blessed I do get that invite.
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“And the thing I take away is: Imagine playing for him. I wasn’t lucky enough to play for Jürgen Klopp.
“Probably too old. Just missed the boat if you like. But, I’m almost jealous of the Liverpool players.
“I come out of his office after a sit-down, and when I walk out of the training ground, I actually want to walk back in and sit with him.
“I want to put a kit on and play for them, and run for them and run hard. He’s infectious, he inspires you.”
Liverpool fans can only dream of how good the prospect of seeing Gerrard play under Klopp would’ve been.
Gerrard was undoubtedly one of Liverpool’s most influential players of all time, and Klopp is held in a similar esteem as a manager.
To imagine them both working together, side by side, to drive Liverpool forward is a salivating thought.
It could even have resulted in Gerrard winning the one trophy missing from his collection: the Premier League.
He came agonisingly close in 2013/14 under Brendan Rodgers, but the dream failed to become reality.
The passion, pride, desire and talent of Gerrard and Klopp working harmoniously with Liverpool’s best interests at heart may have been a deciding factor.
There’ no doubt that Klopp is getting closer to winning silverware at Anfield, and Gerrard would certainly have aided that.
Even in his later years at Liverpool, Gerrard was an influential figure both on and off the pitch.
He could have contributed under Klopp for at least a season, and could have formed part of his coaching team.
However, the door seems well and truly open for Gerrard to come back to Anfield in a managerial capacity in the future.