Jamie Carragher has backed Steven Gerrard to boss Liverpool one day.

Gerrard is an Anfield legend, having played 707 times for the club in a 17-year spell and captaining them to Champions League glory in 2005.

Steven Gerrard is hoping to win a Scottish Premiership title with Rangers this season

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Steven Gerrard is hoping to win a Scottish Premiership title with Rangers this season

Now, though, he is making a name for himself as a manager with Rangers in Scotland.

And Carragher, who played with Gerrard for 15 years on Merseyside, could see him eventually succeed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

He told the Liverpool ECHO: “Why not? There will be a clamour for probably a lot of people I think whenever Jurgen Klopp decides his time is up at Liverpool but hopefully that’s a long way away.

“There’s no doubt Steven Gerrard will come into that because of the job he’s doing at Rangers but also because he’s a Liverpool legend.

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“He’s doing a fantastic job at Rangers so that will certainly help him.”

Klopp has transformed Liverpool into Premier League title contenders since replacing Brendan Rodgers in 2015.

The German won his first piece of silverware with the Reds when his side beat Tottenham in the Champions League final last season.

Klopp has even tipped Gerrard to replace him in the Anfield dugout.

“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 said.

“If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie. I help him whenever I can. If someone gets your job, it’s not about them, it’s about you not being good enough.

“I’m old enough to know that I give this job everything. I’m not a genius, I’m not perfect, but I give the club 100 per cent. If that’s enough, great. If it’s not, then it’s just the problem of the situation.”


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