Potential Klopp successor named by Liverpool legend Steve Gerrard.
One of Gerrard’s former teammates did refer to as a potential candidate to manage the Reds in the future.
In 2015, Jurgen Klopp took over as manager of the Reds, succeeding Brendan Rodgers. Liverpool has won six major trophies since his hiring, including the Premier League and the Champions League.
Liverpool’s absence from the league title race has made this season much more difficult. They are, however, in ninth place with 29 points, 21 points behind the leader Arsenal.
In an interview with BT Sport for Michael Calvin’s Football People podcast, Klopp was candid about his potential retirement from football management: “Although extremely demanding, the job is also fantastic.
“That’s the reason I say Roy Hodgson returned. I asked him, “Do you have a wet flat?” when I saw him when he entered. You go once more? “No, I love it,” he responds.”
“I can’t imagine staying in the dugout past the age of 70, though. in the wind for 1.5 to 2 hours, specifically in every weather for training.”
Gerrard on a potential manager for Liverpool
He said, “A little fantasy is still quite fun. I was going to manage Liverpool someday, if only completely hypothetically. Both Xabi Alonso and Jamie Carragher are people I’d love to have on staff.”
“They are exceptional men who are highly intelligent and football experts. They’d be liked by the fans and respected by the players, and I think we’d get along great.”
“I’ve never brought it up to Xabi or Jamie. If they read about it, I imagine they’ll be shocked. Xabi may excel as a manager. Therefore, I feel a little embarrassed to admit that one of my managerial fantasies involves him working alongside me.”
Alonso currently oversees Bayer Leverkusen after overseeing Real Sociedad’s B squad in the past.
He sets up a flexible 3-4-3 formation against the Germans. Each of their last five Bundesliga games, after a shaky start, has led them to victory.