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Carragher tips for Gerrard to replace Klopp

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Steven Gerrard is currently leading Rangers at the top of Scotland Premiership with seven wins in eight league matches.

Gerrard’s winning streak is eerily similar to the one of Klopp with Liverpool. Reds also played eight games, with the only difference that they won all of them.

This drew the attention to the wider audience since Gerrard is one of the club’s biggest legends.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – AUGUST 29: Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard reacts at full time during the UEFA Europa League Play Off First Leg match between Rangers FC and Legia Warsaw at Ibrox Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Klopp already talked about staying throughout his contract which runs until 2022. However, he gave some hints that he could leave after the contract expires.

This opens up a very attractive managerial opening, and it looks like Gerrard is positioning himself well.

With the sudden departure of Brendan Rodgers last season, Celtic are still recovering. This leaves the door open for a potential surprise at the top.

According to Football365, Carragher expects Gerrard to take over once Klopp is gone.

“With managers it’s all about timing, really,” he said.

“Who knows when Jurgen Klopp is going to go?

“Stevie could be having a difficult time here, he could be somewhere else or he could be absolutely flying at Rangers and people are thinking he’s made for the Liverpool job.

“Stevie will be in the reckoning because he is Steven Gerrard. But more importantly, because he is doing really well as a manager.

“There’s no doubt that the more experiences he has will enhance him in his managerial career, but there’s nothing to say he couldn’t go straight from Rangers to Liverpool.”

Carra also believes Gerrard can dethrone Celtic:

“I can assure you now, however, that Steven Gerrard’s focus is on trying to stop Celtic winning nine in a row and on being successful at Ibrox.”

“He wouldn’t take short-cuts. He’s a massive name and a lot of people in his position might think they don’t need to do coaching courses or whatever. But he does it properly.

“He just has that stature. He is Steven Gerrard. When he walks into a room, you feel that presence.”