Why Steven Gerrard would make the perfect Liverpool boss

Steven Gerrard says he dreams of managing Liverpool and the club could groom him to eventually follow Brendan Rodgers.

There is no other player who embodies anything and everything to do with Liverpool more than Steven Gerrard.

He broke into the first team as a teenager, resisted the chance to move away from the club and now seems to have set his sights on the top job at Anfield.

It’s more than likely that if Gerrard can get the right qualifications, should the managerial role become available at Liverpool in the future, he will definitely be considered for it.

The club could even consider grooming him for that role, preparing him to eventually follow Brendan Rodgers who looks as though he could be in for a very long stint at the Merseyside club.

“I am planning on doing my badges and qualifications over the next 12 months - The dream come true would be to manage Liverpool. There are world-class managers there ready already but we'll have to wait and see, it would be the icing on the cake,” Gerrard told TwentyFour 7 Football.

So hypothetically, how would Gerrard get on in charge of Liverpool?

Gerrard would be likely to put Liverpool first in every single little decision he makes.

He’s very much Mr Liverpool, which means he’d expect the highest standards and effectively the same mentality from all of his players that he’s shown throughout his Liverpool career.

That’s a huge positive because it would mean any player playing under Gerrard would be drilled with the Liverpool ideology, sweating blood for the team and going all out to make them successful.

He’s proven that he’s one of the best midfielders in a tactical sense from his generation.

Any boss needs to have a very good grasp of tactics and that’s something that Gerrard would definitely be able to show. He quite often makes changes personally during matches, urging Liverpool’s midfield or entire team to change shape and adopt a different method of attack.

He’s also not afraid to unleash verbally, which is again another very important trait for a manager.

Any Liverpool fan going to watch a Steven Gerrard team further down the line will know that every single star is committed.

Gerrard would likely take no prisoners in the respect of cross him or the club and you’ll find yourself walking through the exit door.

The opportunity to go and gain experience as a manager elsewhere will more than likely come up but the club could keep Gerrard in house, giving him roles coaching the midfield of the senior side or managing one of the youth teams.

There are only a handful of former Liverpool players who have been perfectly suited to a future managing the club before they’re even qualified and Gerrard is definitely one.

What sort of boss do you think Gerrard would make?

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