Liverpool legend Rush sees Gerrard as Klopp successor

⚽ Liverpool legend Rush sees Gerrard as Klopp successor ⚽



Liverpool legend Ian Rush sees Steven Gerrard as the club’s next manager.


Rush has backed ex-skipper Gerrard’s decision to turn his back on high-profile ­offers to learn his trade as a coach and future manager at the Liverpool Academy.


Under Jurgen Klopp’s watchful eye, Gerrard is making a huge impression as he helps nurture some of the club’s youngsters.


Rush said: “Only Steven knows whether he sees himself as a future Liverpool manager. He’s intelligent and I believe he’s going down the right path.


“He went to LA Galaxy to keep ­playing, came back and called time on his playing career.


“I know he had loads of offers, including going to China and managing MK Dons. He was right not to rush any decision and analyse what he really wanted. He will have a year or two in the academy and then stepping into management will be his next ­ambition.”