Liverpool linked Gerrard has a better track record than Mourinho and Brendan Rodgers

Steven Gerrard shared an emotional message
Steven Gerrard shared an emotional message

The Rangers boss has been cited as the successor to Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently shrugged off the exit talks as he intends to play out his contract, which runs until 2024.

Perhaps, the reason for Klopp’s exit rumours has been due to the Red’s whirlwind campaign in the Premier League as their chances of retaining the title are literally over as they sit at seventh in the table, 25 points behind leaders Manchester City.

However, nothing is guaranteed in Klopp’s future and football analyst Josh Williams has urged the Reds to look no further than club legend and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard as the German’s successor.

Gerrard recently led the Gers to a historic Scottish Premier League title and ended the monopoly of arch-rivals Celtic.

Williams believes that the former midfielder possesses all the trait to become a successful manager at Anfield.

“All of the stuff that he has done in Scotland is applicable for a job like Liverpool.

When Liverpool come to replace Klopp, there are a few things that you need to have: a proven track record of improving players, a proven winner in terms of silverware, a willingness to work inside the structure of a director of football, speak English, a playing style that complements what has come before, and good underlying performance metrics.

The metrics are what I am excited about with Gerrard. Although he has dominated Scotland and done well in the Europa League, his numbers are what are really, really good.”

Williams also went into detail with Gerrard’s numbers at Gers, which are better than Jose Mourinho and Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.

“Rangers are conceding 0.28 goals per match and for perspective of how good that is, the famous Jose Mourinho team of 2005 that conceded 15 goals all season – that is over 0.11 per match less.

In terms of shot differential – the number of shots you take minus the number that you face – the best Brendan Rodgers achieved at Celtic, Gerrard achieved better last season, and he is on course to achieve better this season too.”

Gerrard has recently stated that Klopp should continue as Liverpool manager although he dreams of the Reds job.