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Jürgen Klopp: I think he should replace me as Liverpool manager

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has prompted club legend Steven Gerrard to replace him in the dugout when the time arrives.

Having joined the Merseyside club in October 2015, the German international has managed to outshine the former boss Brendan Rodgers in his four year spell at the club.

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The former Dortmund tactician led the English side to back to back Champions League finals. The club missed out on first attempt but lifted their sixth European championship last season.

The 52 year old tactician, who has established Liverpool as one of the strongest sides in Europe, will have his present deal expires in 2022.

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

The club faithful are hopeful that the manager will continue to be sitting in the dugout at Anfield, but the former Dortmund boss wants to take it one season at a time. Kenny Dalglish and Steven Gerrard are expected to be the eventual successor at Anfield.

“Kenny and Stevie have both been a really big support from day one,” he told in his interview with FourFourTwo.

“Second, my position as a manager has nothing to do with the people around me. If Liverpool were to sack me tomorrow, then maybe Kenny would be the first choice to replace me, but they would probably bring Stevie down from Glasgow.”

“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. I’m not jealous, I’m not sceptical. I’m completely open. If you want my help, you’ll get it.”

Dalglish earlier has managed the Merseyside club in 2001-02. On the other hand Gerrard has been on the sidelines for Rangers since June 2018 and helped the side to finish the season second behind Champions Celtic.

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