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Heskey gives his thoughts on Klopp’s heir

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Jurgen Klopp arrived in Liverpool in 2015 and brought life to the fallen giant. The Reds are now considered Europe’s top club having won the Champions League.

Even though the things are like a dream at Anfield, the reality is that Klopp will leave the club one day.

With that in mind, the expiration of the German’s contract – 2022 – seems to be the year when Klopp decides it’s enough.

It would be correct to point out that there’s a long way to go until then, but the new candidates are emerging with each day.

However, one name stands out among the rest. One of Liverpool’s biggest legends and the long-time captain, Steven Gerrard, is building his managerial career in Scotland.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 12: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He’s doing a good job too. Top of the table with revived Rangers shows that there’s something more to Gerrard than just his big playing experiences.

Emile Heskey tips for Gerrard to inherit Klopp as Liverpool’s manager. In an interview with The Sun, Heskey said:

“I think Gerrard is a ready-made replacement for Klopp.

“Someone who knows the club inside out, is loved by the fans and would be loved by the players.

“And is someone who is probably being groomed to be that guy to take over.”

Obviously, the great risk for Gerrard would be leaving a bad mark on his Liverpool reputation, to which Heskey added:

“Every step you take in management is a risk.

“I don’t think he is the sort of person to worry about that because you will never move forward in life if you feel that way.

“You’ll always be thinking you don’t want to take that risk but you’ve got to take it otherwise you will never know.”