Jurgen Klopp has revealed he expects Rangers manager Steven Gerrard to replace him as Liverpool boss.
Klopp, 52, is convinced the Anfield all-time great, 39, would be the ideal candidate to replace him when the time comes.
Speaking to Four Four Two magazine, Klopp spoke of his possible successor at a time when his reputation is at an all-time high, after Liverpool followed up their Champions League triumph in June by winning the first six of their Premier League matches this season.
Answering a question about whether the presence of club legend Kenny Dalglish as a non-executive director was challenging, Klopp replied: “Kenny 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.
Gerrard is in his second season at Rangers, who lie three points behind Celtic after six matches in the Scottish Premiership and kicked off their Europa League group campaign with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord last week.
Before that, the Liverpool icon – who played 710 times for the his boyhood club between 1998 and 2015 – coached Liverpool’s Under-18s side.
In other Rangers news, Alan Hutton has told Football Insider he’s heard talk of his former club agreeing landmark deal.