Klopp admits Gerrard could be his Liverpool ‘successor’ and provides Firmino injury update

Date published: Monday 9th May 2022 3:33 - Jason Soutar

Jurgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard half and half scarf

Jurgen Klopp admits he would not be surprised to see Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard succeed him as Liverpool manager.

The former Liverpool captain took charge of Rangers following his retirement and helped guide them to their 55th Scottish league title.


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He has been tipped to replace Klopp when the German leaves Anfield, and the Reds boss admits that he can see it happening.

“My possible successor, yes. Of course it’s possible that Stevie will be manager here one day,” Klopp said before his side’s Premier League match against Villa (via the Liverpool Echo).

“It’s not my decision to make. It’s about other parties and Stevie as well. Yes, I think it’s possible.”

Klopp provided an update on Roberto Firmino who has been sidelined with an ankle injury.

“Bobby is in full training. Bobby now trained before the last game,” the former Borussia Dortmund boss said. “He trained two days but we don’t train a lot so he always has to do more.

“That’s what he’s still doing so it’s a decision for tomorrow. He gets closer and closer. Hopefully he can be involved.

“It’s a challenge (picking the team) to be honest but very often the decisions get easier with all the information I get from the medical department because then I don’t have to choose between all of them. In these short periods in between the games, I didn’t get all the information yet or not the final information.

“When I leave here, I will go to the medical department and collect some more and then we will see. It’s challenging.”

Liverpool dropped points against Tottenham on Saturday night and Klopp was criticised for his comments about how Antonio Conte set his side up at Anfield.

He said: “What I said after the Spurs game – I wouldn’t [say it now]. That was just my feeling at the moment.

“We played a pretty good game against an incredibly organised team. It’s not possible to be perfect due to the part of the season we are in now. We have to keep going. Let’s go from here.”

“It’s a challenge (picking the team) to be honest but very often the decisions get easier with all the information I get from the medical department because then I don’t have to choose between all of them. In these short periods in between the games, I didn’t get all the information yet or not the final information.”

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