Klopp backs Gerrard as Rangers boss


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has backed Steven Gerrard’s choice to take the Rangers job.

The under-18 coach will leave Anfield this Summer to take over at Ibrox in what will be his first senior managerial appointment – and the German has backed his decision.

“If Stevie thinks it’s the right moment, I’m sure it is the right moment.” he said.

“Rangers are a big club in a bit of a difficult moment still but a much better moment than a few years ago.

“Stevie is one of the best midfielders ever. Now he wants to be a manager. He has the passion for football and the knowledge about football.

“All the rest is to learn; I’m sure he learned a lot in the last year.

“I’m really happy for him to have the opportunity.

“It could be a really good fit, it could be nice, coming closer to Celtic.

“I’m pretty sure Celtic supporters don’t think, ‘Thank God, Steven Gerrard’. They think, ‘Wow, Steven Gerrard’.

“That can always be a sign.” he finished.

Gerrard has appointed former Liverpool team-mate Gary McAllister to be his assistant at the Glasgow club.

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