Steven Gerrard explains why he is ‘jealous’ of current Reds squad

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The Rangers boss also revealed he occasionally calls up Jurgen Klopp for advice on management

Steven Gerrard has admitted he is ‘almost jealous’ of the current Liverpool squad being able to work with Jurgen Klopp.

Gerrard left Liverpool five months before the German succeeded Brendan Rodgers at the helm of the Anfield club.

Gerrard has heaped praise on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Gerrard has heaped praise on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

The former midfielder then spent a year-and-a-half in the MLS with La Galaxy before he swiftly began coaching the Liverpool Under-18s, where he was in close contact with Klopp.

And Gerrard, who is now in charge of Rangers, has revealed he still occasionally calls on the German for advice and is almost jealous of the Reds stars working under the German.

Speaking as part of a Channel 4 documentary this week, he said: “I’ve had many sit-downs with him. He’s an open book—he invites me into his office—I’m incredibly lucky and blessed I do get that invite.

“And the thing I take away is: imagine playing for him.

“I wasn’t lucky enough to play for Jurgen Klopp. Probably too old, just missed the boat if you like. But I’m almost jealous of the Liverpool players.

“I come out of his office after a sit-down, and when I walk out of the training ground I actually want to walk back in and sit with him.

“I want to put a kit on and play for them, and run for them and run hard. He’s infectious, he inspires you.”

Gerrard also continued to say a huge factor in Klopp’s success at Liverpool is his leadership and personality.

Gerrard had a solid first season in charge at Ibrox

Gerrard had a solid first season in charge at Ibrox

“The one thing that I’d say is his major strength is his personality,” he continued.

“The majority of people only see him on camera, and they they talk about this personality.

“This is a special personality, it’s an infectious character to be around.

“He makes you feel special and wanted, and welcome. That’s the reason why the players are doing it for him. Because of this infectious personality.

“He’s a man that you’ll want to see succeed in the game.

“I think the Liverpool supporters, the fans, the people, the city, the players—Jurgen’s got that connection with them. It’s something special to see.”

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