Steven Gerrard is “surprised and flattered” by Jurgen Klopp’s suggestion that he could replace the German at Liverpool.
The former Borussia Dortmund boss was asked by Four Four Two who he would choose to be the next manager at Anfield should he part ways with the club, and he had two suggestions.
“If Liverpool were to sack me tomorrow, then maybe Kenny [Dalglish] would be the first choice to replace me, but they would probably bring Stevie down from Glasgow,” Klopp told Four Four Two.
“If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie. I help him whenever I can.”
Liverpool legend Gerrard has just started in his second season as boss at Rangers and admitted his pride over the suggestion.
“I was surprised and flattered at the same time,” Gerrard responded.
“But when you read the quote really carefully, like I have, it said, ‘if I get sacked tomorrow’ he thinks Steven Gerrard should be the next Liverpool manager.
“Jurgen Klopp’s not getting sacked tomorrow.
“I don’t want him to get sacked tomorrow. He’s doing a fantastic job.
“I’m a Liverpool fan. I’m sure every Liverpool fan on the planet endorses what I’m saying here.
“We want him to stay for many, many years and bring as much success to our club as possible.
“But yeah, it was very flattering at the same time.”
Klopp was named Best FIFA Men’s Coach on Monday after guiding the Reds to a sixth Champions League title in Madrid in June.
Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League as they look to win a maiden title in the competition, while Gerrard and Rangers aim to dethrone Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.
Next up for Klopp’s side is a trip to play Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, as Rangers take on Aberdeen.