STEVEN GERRARD is just the man to take over from Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, according to former Red Emile Heskey.

Gerrard’s Rangers side sit top of the SPL and Klopp recently endorsed the Anfield legend to replace him if he was to leave.

 Emile Heskey thinks Steven Gerrard is a 'ready made replacement' for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield


Emile Heskey thinks Steven Gerrard is a ‘ready made replacement’ for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

Jamie Carragher has also backed his pal to take over from Klopp whose current deal expires in 2022.

And after Rangers assistant boss Michael Beale revealed the Anfield hotseat would be “the dream” for Gerrard, it seems almost inevitable that he will take the reigns at the Reds one day.

And ex-Liverpool man Heskey – who played with Gerrard at Anfield between 2000-04 – wholeheartedly agrees with the idea.

Speaking exclusively to SunSport he said: “I think Gerrard is a ready made replacement for Klopp.

“Someone who knows the club inside out, is loved by the fans and would be loved by the players.

“And is someone who is probably being groomed to be that guy to take over.”


As with Frank Lampard at Chelsea, there is always a reputation risk when clubs’ legendary players become the manager.

But Heskey does not think Gerrard is the kind of man to let such sentiment get in the way of progress.

The former England striker, speaking on behalf of Genting Bet, added: “Every step you take in management is a risk.

“I don’t think he is the sort of person to worry about that because you will never move forward in life if you feel that way.

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“You’ll always be thinking you don’t want to take that risk but you’ve got to take it otherwise you will never know.”

Liverpool travel to Old Trafford on Sunday.

Heskey also exclusively revealed to SunSport he thinks United have lost the ‘Mike Tyson’ effect and that “teams aren’t scared to go to Old Trafford anymore”.

Heskey spoke to SunSport on behalf of GentingBet. To find out more click here. 18+  

 Heskey recently scored a sumptuous chip for Liverpool legends in their charity game against Rangers


Heskey recently scored a sumptuous chip for Liverpool legends in their charity game against RangersCredit: PA:Press Association
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