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I'll help Steven Gerrard if he becomes Rangers boss: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he and his club will support Steven Gerrard if and when he leaves to take over at another side.

Currently the U18 coach at Anfield, betting has been suspended on Gerrard taking over as Rangers manager.

And, providing he wasn't leaving for two certain sides, Klopp has confirmed Gerrard would exit Anfield with his blessing.

"I am not worried. If something happens, it is clear Steven will always be a Liverpool legend.

"Whatever he wants to do, we support him. I don’t even know the situation but nobody has told me of any decision.

"I can imagine clubs are interested. He has massive experience as a player and as a manager.

"If I owned a club, I would think about him too. One day, it will happen here or somewhere else.

"If he thinks he is ready, he is ready.  I would be happy for him and support him. As long as he isn’t Everton or Man United manager, we would help him."

In one season in charge of the Under 18s, Gerrard has led his side to second spot in the U18 Premier League table. He also managed the Liverpool U19 team who reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Youth League, ousting United before losing to Manchester City.

"Stevie is good. It has been brilliant. I would have loved to work with him as a player," said Klopp.

"When we first met, we had a good chat and it has developed from there. He wanted to learn and do the job, he has done that.

"He has good players around him so it is a very good start. He won’t miss trying to name a line-up and the first-team coach taking players."

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