Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush says that Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher can start a “new dynasty” at Liverpool.
Rush believes that Jurgen Klopp is the right man for the job now, but believes the system is in place for Gerrard to learn his trade at the club before taking over.
With obvious reference to the old boot room culture of Liverpool during the club’s glory years, Rush believes that Liverpool are missing that local element within the club.
“Only Steven knows whether he sees himself as a future Liverpool manager. He’s intelligent and I believe he’s going down the right path,” Rush told the Daily Mirror.
“He went to LA Galaxy to keep playing, came back and called time on his playing career.
“I know he had loads of offers, including going to China and managing MK Dons. He was right not to rush any decision and analyse what he really wanted. He will have a year or two in the academy and then stepping into management will be his next ambition.
“I think Jurgen Klopp has done well to welcome him back, get him coaching in the academy. It means he isn’t being flung in at the deep end of coaching or managing, which would have been the case at MK Dons. You start losing games and the pressure is immediately on you, whereas in the academy it’s not so much about results, it’s about developing players.
“He deserves enormous credit for turning his back on the high-profile jobs to learn the ropes the old-fashioned way, if you like.”
“At the moment, there’s no better man for the job than Jurgen Klopp. But, maybe, in the future we can start a new Anfield dynasty, with Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher calling the shots. Maybe that’s what we’re missing at the moment.
“Stevie G has the perfect pedigree to, one day, take over as manager. He joined the club as a kid, was brought into the team by Gerard Houllier, has captained the side, been the club’s best player for years. So the stage is set — if he wants it. The fans would love it.
— Anything Liverpool (@Anything_LFC) March 18, 2017