STEPHEN GERRARD has admitted that the best thing for Liverpool right now is for Jurgen Klopp to be in charge.
However, he did so while also fanning the flames of him potentially becoming the boss in the future.
In an interview with ITV, Gerrard stated that Liverpool is still "his club", and that his dream is to one day manage them.
He said: "I had a great journey. Is it a dream for me to one day be the Liverpool manager? Yes, it is, but not yet."
He also paid respect to Klopp, saying: "The Liverpool fans don't want me to be the manager of Liverpool Football Club. They want Jurgen Klopp to continue to be the Liverpool manager, and I'm totally with all of them."
This interview aired just after Gerrard's Rangers won the league in Scotland, stopping Celtic from winning 10 in a row in the process, all while Liverpool are on their worst run of form since Klopp took over.
On top of this, Joachim Low recently confirmed that he will stand down as Germany's national team coach after this summer's Euro 2020 competition, which is a job that Klopp has openly said he wanted in the past.
As recently as November in 2020, Klopp said that he'd "maybe take the job in the future", and he has often said in the past that it is a position he would like to take at some point in his career.
Similarly to Gerrard, Klopp said that he does intend to honour his contract. saying: "I have three years left at Liverpool, don't I? It's simple. You sign a contract and you stick to that contract. I stuck to contracts at Mainz and Dortmund."
However, given the recent (albeit unsuccessful) trend of club legends becoming managers of the club they did their best work for, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Stevie G in charge of Liverpool in the near future.