Gerrard over Xabi Alonso…Harry Redknapp recommends him for Liverpool’s next manager

Gerrard over Xabi Alonso...Harry Redknapp recommends him for Liverpool's next manager Transfers

Jurgen Klopp, who will leave Anfield at the end of the season, will take a break of about a year, with the German national team and other clubs showing interest.

Liverpool is preparing for a transition period and has a list of promising commanders for the new era. While promising young European commanders such as Ruben Amorim and Julian Nagelsmann are among the candidates, Xabi Alonso, who leads Bayer Leverkusen, is seen as the most likely candidate and is engaged in an epic battle with Bayern Munich.

However, Harry Redknapp, the famous English general who has coached at West Ham United and Portsmouth, has a different opinion.

He says Steven Gerrard, who has played alongside the Spaniard and was touted as Klopp’s top successor not long ago, is the right man for the job.

“I’m going to say somebody and people are going to think that I’m off my head, but I would give it to Steven Gerrard,”

“I know people will say that he was a failure at Aston Villa and it didn’t go great there, but he’s a Liverpool man and was an incredible player for them.”

“He’s got passion for the game and I used to listen to him speak when he was at Rangers and always thought he was going to be top drawer.”

“I would love to see him manage Liverpool.”

“Xabi Alonso would be a good choice as well but there’s every chance he will go to Bayern Munich – they’re a massive club as well who managed to get Harry Kane to leave the Premier League last summer.”

“I know I’m probably not in the majority when I say it should be Steven Gerrard but I’ve still got belief in him – I don’t write people off.”

“You need the right players in order to perform well as a manager. Look at Unai Emery at Aston Villa – he went to Arsenal and was no good but has gone to Villa and is doing a great job.”

“It’s a different club with different players and the circumstances are different – it just worked for him there. I’m in Steven Gerrard’s corner for this one.”


He has not achieved desirable results in Saudi Arabia and has fallen quickly out of the race to succeed him. First, he must return to the top leagues, such as the Premier League and the Championship, to establish himself as a coach.

He will not take up a position at a mega club directly from the Middle East. Will Gerrard ever get his coaching career back on track and take charge of one of the world’s best clubs again?