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Liverpool backed to Steven Gerrard as Klopp successor

Liverpool have had some world class managers down the years. In my lifetime we’ve been treated to Rafa Benitez and Jürgen Klopp. The German has etched himself indelibly into the club’s folklore. He’ll have to move on one day. Ex-Red Stephane Henchoz has backed Liverpool to appoint Steven Gerrard as successor to Jürgen Klopp.

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Remember Henchoz?

Liverpool signed Stephane Henchoz from Blackburn Rovers in 1999.

The Swiss defender joined after the Rovers were relegated from the Premier League.

He went on to become a mainstay of the Liverpool team in his first few years, striking up a formidable partnership with the iconic Sami Hyypia.

He is most remembered for crucial cup moments, including his 17th minute block with his arm of a goalbound Thierry Henry effort in the FA Cup final. The Reds won the game.

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Henchoz was eventually moved on to Celtic in 2005 when Jamie Carragher became Sami Hyypia’s partner in the middle.

Henchoz on Steven Gerrard and Jürgen Klopp

The former Reds defender has just been sacked as manager of Swiss outfit Neuchâtel Xamax.

He has given his thoughts on the Red’s managerial future, tipping Steven Gerrard to follow Jürgen Klopp in the dugout. The Mirror quote Henchoz as saying:

“I think [Steven Gerrard] will become a world-class manager too.

“I follow Stevie’s progress at Rangers closely and I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the near future, he manages a top club like Liverpool.”

What RTK has to say

Let’s be honest, Liverpool appointing Steven Gerrard as successor to Jürgen Klopp is a dream move for many.

However, it could come too soon if he doesn’t take another top job in between.

The Scouser is a club legend and he won’t want to tarnish that reputation with an ill fated spell at the helm.

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