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'Fair chance': Ex-Red backs Liverpool legend as Jürgen Klopp replacement

Liverpool are lucky to have Jürgen Klopp. The gaffer is the best there is and he has the awards to prove it. At some point in the distant future we’ll have to hire his successor. Kopites may not want to imagine a time after the German but it has to happen. Phil Thompson has backed Steven Gerrard to take over from Jürgen Klopp.

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Steven Gerrard at Rangers

Club legend Steven Gerrard is currently the man in the dugout at Rangers.

The Ibrox club are currently looking to interrupt Celtic’s period of dominance.

Celtic have won the last nine Scottish top flight titles but Gerrard looks set to topple them.

Rangers are 19 points clear of Celtic although their city rivals have three games in hand.

Phil Thompson backs Gerrard as Klopp successor

There has obviously been a lot of talk about Steven Gerrard being the heir apparent to the Jürgen Klopp throne.

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The Scouser is a club legend, arguably our best ever player.

Phil Thompson told the From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast he thinks the Anfield icon could take the job:

“If it was good enough for Graeme Souness to get his first managerial job at Rangers and then get Liverpool off the back of it, I would think Steven’s got a fair chance of succeeding Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

“When Klopp signed that new contract, the next day, lo and behold, Stevie Gerrard signed a new contract with Rangers to the same year.

“So he’s obviously the one that comes to mind when it comes to next Liverpool manager.

“But he also had two years as a youth coach at Liverpool, watched how Jurgen worked, how he coached and trained, so he had a good insight into how Klopp does things – which will help him going forward, because you’d not like to deviate too much if you do come down here.”

What RTK has to say

Steven Gerrard succeeding Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool is a romantic idea.

Having Captain Fantastic back at the club would be a dream.

It would also be a massive risk which could backfire and colour his legacy.

Will we take the risk? Or should we promote Pep Lijnders to the top job?

Stevie should come back one day, we just don’t know in which capacity.

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