Danny Murphy has claimed that Rangers boss Steven Gerrard does believe that he will be Liverpool manager one day.
The Anfield legend moved to Ibrox from a position with the Reds’ youth academy, and while he has not openly admitted it to his former teammate, Murphy is of the opinion that a return to Merseyside is still a priority of Gerrard’s.
Adding to his comments, Murphy also suggested that the Gers boss still has a long way to go before he will be ready for the Liverpool job.
“But looking in his eye when you talk about it, knowing who he is and what he is, I still think that’s something for him.
“But he’s got a fair way to go yet and he would be the first to say that.
“Liverpool aren’t going to give him a job in years to come because he is Steven Gerrard.
“That would help being Steven Gerrard with what you have achieved but you have to be good enough at the job if you want to manage Liverpool Football Club.”
What does this mean?
At the moment, truthfully, not an awful lot.
There is no way that Gerrard will be in contention for the Liverpool job any time soon.
Jurgen Klopp has built a footballing juggernaut on Merseyside, and the chances of the German leaving his post any time in the near future feel slim to minimal.
Realistically, we’re all subconsciously prepping ourselves for the day that Gerrard becomes a target for another job anyway.
He has performed brilliantly in Glasgow, and that kind of output will never go unnoticed.
The best hope we have of hanging onto him for a long time – and that should really be the goal here – is that his head his not turned by anything other than his dream job.
Whether it would be or not, only Gerrard will ever truly know.
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