Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has hinted that he will take an extended break from football when his time at Rangers comes to an end – which could impact his former club.
Jurgen Klopp is under contract until the summer of 2024, but there has been talk over his future of late as the Reds slip away from Premier League title contention.
The German has previously joked about the poor weather in the UK, but it might be their recent injury woes and poor form that make him reconsider his future.
Although Gerrard’s Rangers are on course to stop Celtic from winning a tenth straight Premiership title, he could begin a long break from the game over the next few years.
While on the High Performance Podcast in November, Gerrard said: “There will be a stage in my life where I have to give it up for the sake of my family and for myself, to cut it and live life with a bit of peace.
“I think there’s got to be a stage in your life where you have a calm and peace but I don’t feel ready for that.
“I do still feel full of energy, I do think I can help players, I do see opportunities to have more highs and buzzes and adrenaline rushes.
“I also see things I want to achieve, so I’m not ready for that now.
“But for Alex and the kids at some stage, I will have to give myself to them 100%.
“When that is, who knows.”
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After Klopp told FourFourTwo in 2019: “Kenny [Dalglish] 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.”
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