Steven Gerrard is reportedly the next in line to coach the Liverpool football club if the Premier League reigning champions part ways with Jurgen Klopp.
The 40-year-old English tactician has been performing greatly at Scottish club, Rangers and it is reported that Liverpool are keenly watching his progress in Scotland.
Steven Gerrard is one of the most adored Liverpool legends who is believed to be the future of the club in terms of the managerial aspect of the club. But the English tactician might not wait for too long to take up the hot seat at Anfield stadium.
The hierarchy at Liverpool – the club’s owner John W. Henry and chairman Tom Werner, believe that their once beloved football star has developed enough to coach the club. They also believe that the football tactician would not accept an offer from other Premier League clubs except the offer comes from Liverpool.
Steven Gerrard’s success with Rangers so far this season has placed the 40-year-old football legend in the spotlight. So far this season, Gerrard has ensured that Rangers do not suffer a defeat in the Scottish Premiership.
Based on their performance, Rangers currently lead the Premiership table with 82 points, after recording 26 wins and four draws in 30 league games. The league title is so certain for Rangers for the first time in 10-year that 15 points are separating them from second-placed Celtic.
Besides their success in the Premiership, Rangers have been one of the most explosive sides in the Europa League so far this season. The Scottish club knocked out Belgian side Royal Antwerp, scoring nine goals over two legs.
Steven Gerrard and his boys will continue their beautiful run in the 2020-2021 Europa League round of 16 against Slavia Prague, the Czech Republic side that knocked out Leicester City in the round of 32. The game is scheduled to kick off at 18:55 on March 11, 2021.
Why Liverpool might bring in Steven Gerrard
Liverpool have been a shadow of their former self in recent times, recording a record-breaking 4 successive defeats and losing at Anfield with ease.
The poor form which has never been so bad since Jurgen Klopp became the coach of the club in 2015, has forced the club to settle for the 6th spot with 40 points in 25 games, 5 points away from 4th placed West Ham United.
Jurgen Klopp inconsistency might force the Liverpool hierarchy to cut short the German contract which ought to expire in 2024.
Besides Liverpool’s inconsistency, Jurgen Klopp is said to be touted to be the next coach of the German national team. The country’s football association is being pressured to sack the team’s current coach Joachim Low. If that is done, Klopp is seen as the possible replacement.
Joachim Low has been the coach of the German national team since 2006. He has led the country to win the 2014 World Cup but he has not been able to do much with the team since 2018.
Reports say Jurgen Klopp might jump on the offer to coach the German national team if the country comes for him, hence, Liverpool are said to have lined up Steven Gerrard as his successor.