Rangers coach Michael Beale discusses Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's comments on Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUDNAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool with Steven Gerrard manager of Rangers during training session before the UEFA Champions League final between Real...

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is doing very well at Ibrox and current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp tipped the Anfield legend as his successor in the future.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Liverpool U21 coach Michael Beale during the Liverpool v Leeds United U21 Premier League Cup game at Prenton Park on January 19, 2016 in Birkenhead,...

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.

Last month, Liverpool boss Klopp said in an interview with FourFourTwo of the Reds legend and current Gers boss: "If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie."

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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.

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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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