Jurgen Klopp tells Steven Gerrard who he isn’t allowed to manage

Jurgen Klopp has vowed to help Steven Gerrard become a successful manager – as long as he doesn’t take the top job at Manchester United or Everton.

The Liverpool legend is currently in charge of the Reds’ Under-19s team, but has been linked with the Rangers job in the past week, and is favourite to take the helm.

Gerrard must now decide if he is ready to leave his Anfield coaching apprenticeship after just 18 months within Klopp’s set up.

The Liverpool boss was asked to provide an update on the matter in his Friday press conference, ahead of his side’s clash with Stoke City.

The German said: "I am not worried. If something happens, it is clear Steven will always be a Liverpool legend. Whatever he wants to do, we support him.

"I don’t even know the situation but nobody has told me of any decision. I can imagine clubs are interested. He has massive experience as a player and as a manager.

"If I owned a club, I would think about him too. One day, it will happen here or somewhere else."

Klopp said that he intends to help Gerrard along the way, as long as he doesn’t take charge of Reds rivals Everton or Manchester United.

The Liverpool boss added: "Stevie is good. It has been brilliant. I would have loved to work with him as a player.

"When we first met, we had a good chat and it has developed from there. He wanted to learn and do the job, he has done that.

"He has good players around him so it is a very good start. He won’t miss trying to name a line-up and the first-team coach taking players.

"If he thinks he is ready, he is ready. I would be happy for him and support him. As long as he isn’t Everton or Man United manager, we would help him."

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