Former Liverpool star and Rangers boss, Steven Gerrard has said he would have “loved” the opportunity to play under Jurgen Klopp, admitting he probably left Liverpool a year too early.
The former red left Anfield in 2015 after he made 710 appearances for his boyhood club winning the Champions League, two FA Cups, three League Cups and the UEFA Cup before he departed for LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.
The Rangers boss came close to winning the Premier League title under Brendan Rodgers but his final season at the club ended with a sixth-place finish before Klopp took over from Rodgers in October 2015.
Liverpool are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League after a perfect start to the campaign and won the Champions League under Klopp last season, and Gerrard admits to wondering what may have been had he stayed for another year to play under the German.
“I always had little thoughts as I’ve gone along,” he said. “Should I have stayed at Liverpool? Should I have signed a year extension? Maybe I might have been able to have that cameo under Jurgen Klopp as maybe a squad player.
“These things always cross my mind but, look, I made decisions. I am very proud of my Liverpool career, I am very proud of where I am up to now in my management. I want to give that my full focus and keep trying to learn and grow and improve and see where that journey takes me now.
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“But, of course, you always have little moments – imagine if I’d stayed at Liverpool a bit longer and maybe I’d bumped into Jurgen Klopp, as someone who could maybe have given him 10-15 minutes off the bench.
“Of course it has crossed my mind – I would have loved that, he added.