Has the new boot room era begun? Steven Gerrard is set to take his first job in management with Liverpool’s Under-18s next season. The Kop legend started working at the club’s Kirkby academy in January in a non-specific role, as he took his first steps since hanging up his boots.
Liverpool are looking to give him a defined position at the start of next term and Gerrard agrees it would be beneficial. He’s regularly been seen on the sidelines with the U18s since he started and travelled with them for their recent 2-1 defeat at Reading last Saturday.
Movements within academy
Current U18’s Coach Neil Critchley is highly thought of by both Academy director Alex Inglethorpe and Jurgen Klopp. He has played a big role in the progression of a number of the club’s most talented youngsters. It is thought his potential move to the U23’s would allow Gerrard his opportunity.
Recently Gerrard was approached by League One side MK Dons, However, much to the delight of every Liverpool fan he turned them down.
Gerrard clearly wants to stay in football and rumours have it he’d love to move through the ranks to become Liverpool Manager. He is dedicated to the cause with a high work ethic, which has been evident since his arrival at Kirkby.
Is this the start of the boot room era again? Only time will tell.