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Ronnie Moran

Kenny Dalglish believes Steven Gerrard will definitely be considered as a replacement for Jurgen Klopp when the Liverpool manager eventually decides to stand down at Anfield.

Klopp recently commented that Gerrard would be favourite to replace him when that day comes round and Liverpool legend Dalglish agrees with him.

Speaking to the Sunday Post, Dalglish said: “Let’s be clear. Jurgen is going nowhere, and nobody with the club at heart wants to see him depart.

“He may have led the club to the Champions League last season but there is much more to achieve – in particular Liverpool’s first league title since 1990 – and this season has started very well.

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“But the time will come when he decided it’s time to take a break, and nobody would be critical of him for doing so.

“At some stage, everybody needs a rest, a time to draw breath and take stock.

“When that scenario unfolds, Steven Gerrard, I’m quite certain will come into the thoughts of everyone at Liverpool.

“He knows the club inside out and is proving himself to be a very capable manager at Rangers.”

Although Klopp won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, he does have ambitions of managing Germany one day. His contract with Liverpool runs until 2022 while Germany’s current manager Joachim Low has a contract that also runs until 2022. Klopp is expected to take a sabbatical when he leaves Liverpool and hypothetically he could take over from Low after the 2022 World Cup should he be given the boot.