Steven Gerrard will be the next Liverpool manager. Everyone knows that. It's a matter of when, not if.
The more successful Stevie G is at Rangers, the closer that day will come.
There are even those who believe the door opened just a little last week when the off-kilter Premier League champions lost at home to Burnley, prompting suggestions that all is not well in Klopp-land.
I'm sure, however, that Gerrard is totally committed to the Gers and doesn't think about returning to Anfield more than, say, 1,000 times a day.
But, realistically, Jurgen Klopp isn't going to be sacked any time soon - and whoever heard of a Liverpool manager suddenly resigning when his team was still defending its title?
Funnily enough, Greame Souness has, and I've no doubt he would advise Gerrard to park the daydreaming and stay at Ibrox, learning his trade, for at least a couple more years.
The pair have a lot in common.
Both were dynamic, world class midfielders and inspirational captains for Liverpool.
For younger readers unaware of just how good 'Souey' was in his pomp, imagine a delicious hybrid of Roy Keane and Andrea Pirlo.
Indeed, the renowned sports journalist David Miller memorably described the volatile Edinburgh native as "a bear of a man with the touch of a violinist".
Like Gerrard, Souness captained Liverpool to European Cup glory on the back of one of his best-ever performances for the club.
While Stevie G's finest hour came in Istanbul 16 years ago, Souey's lead-from-the-front, stand-out display against Roma in their own stadium in 1984 (his swansong before leaving for Sampdoria) is right up there, if not even better.
Both men cut their managerial teeth in the blue half of Glasgow, with Gerrard about to emulate Souness by bringing a lengthy (by Rangers standards) title-drought to an end while at the same time knocking Celtic off their perch.
By the time Liverpool came calling, following Kenny Dalglish's shock resignation in February 1991, Souness - capitalising on the post-Heysel European ban on English clubs by signing some of their best players - had guided Rangers to three Scottish championships and four League Cups.
A terrace hero from the glorious Bob Paisley/Joe Fagan era, with five league titles and three European Cups to his name, Souey was a shoe-in for Liverpool and - at the time - a popular appointment with the fans.
But the dream job quickly morphed into a nightmare, and this is where the Souness-Gerrard comparisons end.
While the latter will always be welcome at Anfield in any capacity, the former is a pariah.
Notwithstanding his experience and success at Ibrox, Souness was still only 37 years old when he returned to Merseyside - two years younger than Brendan Rodgers when Dalglish's second spell ended in 2012, and three younger than Gerrard is now.
They say timing is everything - and less than a month after the new Liverpool boss was installed, Fergie's Manchester United had added the European Cup winners Cup to the FA Cup they'd won the year before.
Souness, perhaps spooked by the growing threat from down the East Lancs Road, moved quickly - far too quickly - to rebuild Liverpool.
Some local scally should have told him to "calm down, calm down..."
Few mourned the departure of Jimmy Carter, Glenn Hysen and David Speedie. But three quality (and far from over-the-hill) players - Peter Beardsley, Steve McMahon and Gary Gillespie - were shown the exit door, as was 22-year-old Steve Staunton.
Ray Houghton (30) would soon leave too - yet all this upheaval would have been tolerable had Souness brought in decent replacements.
But for someone with supposedly zero tolerance for players who weren't as good as him, he wasted a record amount of money on duds such as Neil Ruddock, Julian Dicks, Torben Piechnik, Istvan Kozma, Paul Stewart, Nigel Clough, Dean Saunders and Mark Walters.
On the credit side, Mark Wright, Rob Jones and David James were decent signings, and Souness also 'blooded' the likes of Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman who would go on to become Kop heroes.
Ironically, Souness won the FA Cup - a trophy that had eluded him as a player - at the end of his first full season, but that was as good as it got.
The arrogance, intolerance and inflexibility that made him exceptional on the pitch were the polar opposite of the attributes Liverpool needed in a manager.
At one stage under Souness, the 18-times champions slumped to just three points above the relegation zone.
And, following an ignominious FA Cup third round defeat at home to Bristol City in January 1994, he was gone. He'd barely turned 40.
Despite that dismal 33 months in charge, Souness the brilliant player deserves to be mentioned along with Dalglish and Gerrard in the pantheon of all-time Liverpool greats, but he won't be.
Call it inexperience, naivete, stupidity, gawdawful timing - or just sheer thoughtlessness - but Souey's decision to sell an exclusive interview about his recuperation from heart surgery to the detested Sun newspaper in 1992 will forever haunt him.
Yep, if you wanted to permanently destroy your relationship with Liverpool fans, aligning yourself with the paper that published false stories of supporters stealing from the dead and urinating on corpses following the Hillsborough Disaster would be the way to go about it.
People forget, however, that there was little outrage when the first tranche of the interview appeared in early April.
Souness and a dear old acquintance of mine, the Sun's highly respected Merseyside football correspondent Mike Ellis were, after all, close friends.
Then this happened: Souness later agreed to pose for a picture of himself in hospital with girlfriend Karen Levy - the future Mrs Souey - and a shorter, cheesier second interview the following week.
The photograph was meant to appear in The Sun on Tuesday, April 14 - the day after the FA Cup replay with Portsmouth - but wouldn't be used if Liverpool lost.
In the end, the match (which Liverpool, managed by Ronnie Moran and Roy Evans, won) went to extra time and penalties - too late for the Sun's deadline.
The picture and interview were thus put back a day - to April 15, the third anniversary of Hillsborough.
Unfortunately Mike Ellis, who would undoubtedly have argued against publication on the day Anfield was hosting a poignant memorial service, was off on leave.
But, nearly three decades on, it still beggars belief that Souness agreed to it.
He later cited that episode as the biggest regret of his career. That, and taking the Liverpool job in the first place, when he was still far too young and inexperienced.
Born-and-bred Scouser Gerrard - whose 150th game saw champions-elect Rangers trounce Ross County at the weekend - clearly wouldn't throw in his lot with a publication the Liverpool Echo famously spells with an asterisk between the 'S' and the 'n'.
There's no guarantee, however, that he wouldn't be repeating the second when he becomes the first Liverpool player since Souness to return as manager.
Let's not forget it was only a year ago this weekend that Gerrard's Rangers lost to Hearts, sparking an extraordinary collapse that had the young boss questioning both his ability and his managerial future.
I'm now sure that future belongs in the Liverpool dugout, and such an appointment would be no surprise in an era when both Chelsea and Manchester United have turned to former players to replace more seasoned, experienced managers.
The hitherto untouchable Klopp may not have been looking over his shoulder a few months ago, but he might be now.