Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has signed a new deal keeping him at the club until 2024.
On the same day,Reds legend Steven Gerrard signed a new five-year deal with Rangers.
An amazing coincidence considering the massive speculation around Liverpool icon’s return to Anfield. Of course, nothing is a coincidence in football and these simultaneous contract extension points to only one thing.
Steven Gerrard will become Liverpool manager in 2024.
First things first, Reds fans will be delighted to keep Klopp at the club for the foreseeable future. Some had become worried the German boss would leave the club when his previous contract expired in 2022. But why would he? Klopp currently takes charge of the best team in football and with a young, talented squad and massive backing from the board he can create a dynasty at Anfield over the next five years.
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During that time Gerrard can fine tune his skills in Scotland with Rangers. Since heading north of the boarder, the 39-year-old has impressed in Glasgow. Within 18-months he has vastly improved the squad, closed the gap on a dominant Celtic side, reached a cup final and ensured European knockout football for the club for the first time in 11-years. The Liverpool legend has truly proved his credentials as one of the best up-and-coming managers in football and a future Reds boss.
Although impressive it certainly isn’t job done at Rangers hence the new five -year deal. The former Liverpool midfielder now needs to go one step further and knock Celtic off their perch and return Rangers to the glory days which was laden with silverware.
This dual announcement of contract extensions for Klopp and Gerrard allows us to look into the future. In half a decade when hopefully both men have won a bag full of silverware the inevitable move will happen.
It gives Klopp enough time to cement his status as one of Liverpool’s all time greatest managers. Meanwhile Gerrard can forge his own path away from Anfield, allowing him to return not only a legend but a manager who truly deserves one of the biggest jobs in football.