Football Sports, March 10: Rangers coach Stephen Gerrard announced that he dreams of one day leading Liverpool, but he does not intend in any way to succeed current coach Juergen Klopp, who is under pressure due to the sudden collapse and apparent decline in the level.
Gerrard coached the Rangers in 2018 and this season led him to win the Scottish Premier League for the first time since 2011, denying Celtic the league title for the tenth consecutive season.
This success resulted in Gerrard being nominated to succeed Klopp, whose team, Liverpool, won the Premier League title last season but collapsed this season and lost eight times in the league since January, and now ranks eighth.
Some have suggested Klopp as a possible substitute for coach Joachim Loew when he leaves Germany’s national team after the European Championship next summer, although the Liverpool coach said on Tuesday that he would not be available to coach his country.
“The Liverpool fans don’t want me to be the coach,” Gerrard told ITV News. “They want Klopp to continue coaching Liverpool, and I totally agree with them.”
“We shouldn’t talk about that,” the 40-year-old former Liverpool captain added. “We have one of the best coaches leading our club at the moment.”
“I have a job here, and I don’t think it is appropriate to talk about that, and I hope that Juergen will stay in Liverpool for many years,” he said.
Gerrard spent 17 seasons at Liverpool as a player and won the 2005 UEFA Champions League and also worked as a coach for the club’s youth team before moving on to coach Rangers.
“Liverpool is my team and I had a wonderful journey in it,” said Gerrard. “Is it my dream to one day become his coach?” Yes, this is true, but not yet. Who said that I will be appropriate enough for that at any time to come.
Rangers play Slavia Prague in the first leg of the European League Round of 16 in the Czech Republic on Thursday.