Lawrenson warns Gerrard that Liverpool are ‘on a different spectrum’

Date published: Monday 8th March 2021 12:17 - Joe Williams

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Mark Lawrenson warns Steven Gerrard that managing Liverpool is “on a different spectrum” to being in charge of Rangers.

There has been speculation that the Reds are lining up Gerrard to take over from Jurgen Klopp when he eventually leaves Anfield in the future.

The rumours have increased in recent days with Gerrard guiding Rangers to their first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years, while Liverpool have been going through a period of terrible form.

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However. Liverpool legend Lawrenson thinks it would be a “massive step” for Gerrard and adds that Klopp “won’t be losing his job anytime soon”.

“What I would say is that, for all the success at Rangers, managing Liverpool is on a different spectrum,” Lawrenson wrote on BBC Sport.

“It would be a massive step. It would be a big gamble for the club’s owners – Fenway Sports Group – to appoint him.

“I think the one-eyed Liverpool fan would be saying ‘Get Stevie G in’ if Jurgen Klopp were to leave, but I think others would take a step back and go: ‘He’s done an absolutely fabulous job at Rangers, he was a great player, but maybe he would need to take another job in the Premier League first’.”

Lawrenson added: “I also don’t see Klopp going anywhere. He has been as close to Bill Shankly as the club have ever had, he won’t be losing his job anytime soon.

“The trouble for Steven then is that other managers who have moved on from their first job as a stepping stone to something bigger end up not having the same success, so he has to be very, very careful.

“He’ll already be thinking about winning the Premiership again next season and the chance for a shot in the Champions League with Rangers will be at the forefront of his thinking too.”


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