Having recently announced his plan to take a break from football when he ultimately leaves Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp has now mentioned one of the club’s greatest-ever players as the man he hopes will one day replace him as manager of the Premier League giants.
Klopp opened up about the future and who he sees as his replacement at the club during a recent interview with FourFourTwo.
“Kenny and Stevie (Steven Gerrard) have both been really big support from day one,” the German tactician said.
“… 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%. 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.”
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