Glasgow Rangers assistant coach Michael Beale has given his thoughts on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp having earmarked Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard as his preferred successor to the Anfield hotseat, in conversation with the Liverpool Echo.
Gerrard is currently in his second season as a first-team manager but the impact he's had on Rangers since taking over in the summer of 2018 has been huge, the Ibrox side boasting one of its strongest squads in years and with a real prospect of silverware on the horizon.
Beale admits that Gerrard has an ambition to one day take a place in the Anfield dugout, but for the time being, he is more than happy for Klopp to continue on for the foreseeable future, the German being the "best manager" for Liverpool right now.
Asked about Klopp's comments, Beale told the Liverpool Echo: "We have not spoke about it. It's a compliment of course, but at this moment in time, Liverpool have the best manager for them. As a supporter of the club, Steven being a passionate supporter, we don't just support the first team, we follow it through to the U23s and 18s and we have watched some games together.
"We know what is going on at all the youth teams. He is the biggest Liverpool fan and at this moment in time, if he had to choose a manager, it would be Jurgen Klopp. I don't think Steven is looking too far ahead, it is a big job and obviously that is the dream - or rather, the aim - for him long term to manage the club. But I think Steven would say himself, right now, the best manager for Liverpool Football Club is Jurgen Klopp. Long may that continue."
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