Stan Collymore has predicted in his Bleacher Report column that Steven Gerrard will return to Liverpool as a manager inside the next four years.
Gerrard will leave the Merseyside outfit at the end of the season and will join Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer transfer window.
“I fully expect him to be back in the Liverpool dugout wearing a suit a la Garry Monk and Eddie Howe within four years,” Collymore wrote in The Bleacher Report on Friday.
It is an interesting prediction from Collymore, and one suspects that many Liverpool fans will want it to come true.
Gerrard is one of the best players in Liverpool history and has been one of the greatest in the Premier League era.
The Englishman is a leader in the dressing room and on the pitch, and it should not come as a surprise if he does become a manager in the coming years.
Whether Gerrard becomes the Liverpool boss inside the next four years remains to be seen. The former England international captain is 34 years of age now, and he may not be ready to take charge of one of the biggest clubs in the world before he hits 40.
Moreover, it would be a huge task for Gerrard to manage his former club at such a young age. There would be massive pressure, and perhaps the 2005 Champions League winner will not be ready for it in four years’ time.