London [UK], May 19 : Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he would love former England skipper Steven Gerrard to succeed him at the club.
Anfield great Gerrard returned from his late career turn in Major League Soccer to take on the Reds U-18s in January and will coach them full-time next season.
And now the Liverpool boss is delighted to have the former England skipper and believes one day he could succeed him in the top job.
"It's perfect that we can involve Steven. What a guy, he's fantastic. He was one of the world's best footballers ever," Independent quoted Klopp as saying. "We had him last winter when he had a break in the USA (from LA Galaxy) and he had a few sessions with us, a few shooting sessions, and I thought what is that? His shooting.
Unbelievable." "I told him when I leave, or the club sack me, I don't care of course who'll be my successor, but I'd love that he'd be it," he said Gerrard, who joined the club in February in a roving coaching role, will take over the U18s for Neil Critchley.
The 49-year-old insisted that he would do everything he could to make sure Gerrard gets all the information.
"I'll do everything I can to make sure he gets all the information he needs. Because when you join a club you have a big responsibility for the future, and the future of this club needs legends like Steven Gerrard in decisive positions," Klopp said.