‘Definitely’ – Ex-Liverpool star expects Gerrard to manage the Reds

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Kuyt expects Gerrard to manage Liverpool

Former Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt is “definitely sure” that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will “one day” manage his former club.

Gerrard called time on his playing career in 2016 after a brief stint in the MLS with LA Galaxy.

The 41-year-old spent his entire career with Liverpool before then, as he played over 700 times for them across all competitions.

He won the Champions League as well as several FA Cup and League Cups during his time at Liverpool.

Gerrard made it clear from the get-go that he wanted to become a manager after retirement. He did just that as he took over at Rangers in 2018.

The Gers boss has done a superb job since taking over. He helped them close the gap on Celtic and this culminated with them winning the Scottish Premiership title last season.

This was their first time winning the title in the Scottish top-flight since 2010/11. Kuyt has told Dutch outlet Kelbet.nl that he expects Gerrard to manage Liverpool:

“It’s difficult to manage time in football.

“In the Netherlands we always say: ‘When the train comes by, you need to step up.’

“I don’t know if Stevie [Gerrard] will be the next Liverpool manager after Jurgen Klopp, but for me it’s definitely sure that he would one day be the coach and manager of Liverpool.”

Meanwhile, John Arne Riise has called for Liverpool to sign Dortmund star Erling Haaland:

“Obviously I would love to have him at Liverpool, because he’s an unbelievable player.

“He’s in great form, and I think he would suit (Jurgen) Klopp’s style of football. I also think he would love Liverpool as a club.

“But if (Man) City got him, wow! You talk about unbeatable teams, then that would be close!

“Whoever gets Haaland, whether it’s next season or whatever, is going to be an unbelievably strong team for many years to come.

“I don’t know if Liverpool have the chance to sign him, but if they do then please do, because that would be unbelievable for the club, or for any club that signs him.”