Gerrard will manage Liverpool – but he is not ready yet, says Rush

Steven Gerrard is doing an “incredible” job at Rangers, but he is not ready to step up to replace Jurgen Klopp, according to Liverpool legend Ian Rush.

Gerrard took his first managerial job in June 2018 as he took over at Scottish giants Rangers. He has enjoyed a really fruitful spell there, with him winning 65% of his 154 games in charge so far.

This season Rangers have been out to stop Celtic from winning ten Scottish Premiership titles in a row. They are well on track to do this as they sit 18 points clear of their arch-rivals at the top. Rangers are yet to lose in the league this season.


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When Klopp does eventually leave Liverpool, Gerrard will likely be a frontrunner for the vacancy. But speaking to HorseRacing.net, as cited by The Herald, Rush suggested that the former Reds captain needs more time to grow as a manager:

“I know Stevie really well and when he was at Liverpool’s academy he did really well there.

“He made a gamble to go to Rangers. It wasn’t an easy decision for him to go there in the first place, but it turns out that it’s been a good decision for him, because he’s gone there with Gary MacAllister and they’ve done really well together.

“It looks almost certain that they’re going to win the league this season and the fact that he’s going to stop Celtic from winning ten titles in a row means that the Rangers fans really love Stevie.

“He’s done an incredible job there, but he’s still learning and the time and the place will come for everything. If you’re a Liverpool supporter, you will be dreaming that one day Steven Gerrard will return to manage the club and that will only come if he’s been successful at the clubs he’s been at.

“At the moment Stevie has done nothing wrong so far in management. Does he need a bit of time before he takes another job? Yes he probably does need a bit of time, but he’s on the right track.

“As a Liverpool supporter I would love to see Steven Gerrard do well for Rangers and when the time is right for him to come and manage Liverpool then that’s all dependent on the experience Stevie needs as a manager.

“He’s not only done well for Rangers in the league but Europe too and that’s a big thing as well. He’s coming along really nicely and if you’re a Liverpool fan like me, when Jurgen Klopp’s won everything again, then maybe we will see Stevie G.”


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