Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has said he would have loved to play under current Reds manager Jurgen Klopp. Having left Liverpool in 2015 just a few months before Klopp took over in October, succeeding Brendan Rodgers it could have almost happened!!
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has proved to be a hit on Merseyside, with the Reds currently second in the Premier League. Speaking on BT Sport as quoted by the Mirror, Gerrard claimed the way he played during his heyday would have aligned well with Klopp’s system.
“The way I played the game, a lot of passion – heavy metal he calls it – I think he would be perfect for me the way I play the game.”
Gerrard is widely seen as one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players, having experienced great success during his career. The 36-year-old won the Champions League, the UEFA Cup, two FA Cup’s and three League Cup’s, scoring 191 goals in 748 appearances in all competitions.
The former England international has previously only worked with Klopp when allowed to train with Liverpool during the MLS’ off season, but has been linked with a role at Anfield in a coaching capacity ever since he retired as a player.
It does make you think – what if Rodgers had treated Gerrard differently? negotiated a different contract that included a coaching capacity into it. Would he have still left for the MLS?