The Steven Gerrard and Liverpool decision that continues to divide opinion

Jurgen Klopp's recent claim that Steven Gerrard should replace him as Liverpool manager when his tenure comes to an end has been reinforced by Rangers' excellent start to the Scottish Premier League season.


Gerrard has guided the Gers to the top of the table after eight games played and the Ibrox outfit currently hold a two-point advantage over arch-rivals Celtic.

But, when the time comes, should the former Liverpool captain return to Anfield in a management capacity?

Our writers have their say on the issue with some believing a return immediately after Klopp's departure will come too soon for the 39-year-old.

Theo Squires - Hardest appointment in history

There’s a growing, begrudging acceptance that Jurgen Klopp probably will probably leave Liverpool at the end of the contract, which begs the question just who on earth replaces the German when the time comes?!

Given his success at Anfield so far, it’ll arguably be the toughest job in football and the hardest managerial appointment in Liverpool’s history. FSG have to get it right and as much as the romantic in me wants Steven Gerrard to replace Klopp, I think it’s too soon for the Reds legend.

Don’t get me wrong, he would inevitably embrace the added pressure but is a few seasons at Rangers really enough experience to keep Liverpool at the top?

Caoimhe O'Neill - More experience is needed

I would love to see Steven Gerrard eventually become Liverpool manager. It has felt like the natural progression for so long and to deny him the opportunity would be cruel.

Gerrard was a player, as we all know, who gave his everything for his boyhood club. He was the ever-constant in a period of grave inconsistency.