Jurgen Klopp feels that Liverpool will replace him with club legend Steven Gerrard when he departs Merseyside.
The German manager praised the Rangers boss for helping him settle at the club after he arrived and feels that the 29-year-old could be his successor at the managerial helm at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp added a personal accolade to his managerial career after he was awarded the FIFA Best Men’s Coach of the Year Award on Tuesday. Although he admits there is still much work to do with the Reds, the day may soon come when he decides to go for another adventure.
In a chat with Four Four Two magazine, he stated that the path is clear for the club to follow in a bid to replace him when he calls it quits at Merseyside.
“Kenny and Stevie have both been a really big support from day one.
“Second, my position as a manager has nothing to do with the people around me. If Liverpool were to sack me tomorrow, then maybe Kenny would be the first choice to replace me, but they would probably bring Stevie down from Glasgow.
“If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie. I help him whenever I can.
“If someone gets your job, it’s not about them, it’s about you not being good enough.
“I’m old enough to know that I give this job everything. I’m not a genius, I’m not perfect, but I give the club 100 per cent. If that’s enough, great. If it’s not, then it’s just the problem of the situation.
“I’m not jealous, I’m not sceptical. I’m completely open. If you want my help, you’ll get it.
“My family often thinks that I’m too quick to open up, but I think being any other way is a waste of time. I love life, I love my job, I like most people – that’s how it is.”