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Steven Gerrard ‘made me nervous’ says ex-Liverpool teammate, who backs Reds icon to become manager at Anfield


It seems to be a question of when rather than whether Steven Gerrard will lead Liverpool and his former Reds teammate believes it will inevitably happen.

Gerrard is one of Liverpool’s greatest players of all time and is now making a name for himself in management after guiding Rangers to a first Scottish Premiership title in ten years.

Gerrard is one of the Premier League’s greatest midfielders
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Steven Gerrard ‘made me nervous’ says ex-Liverpool teammate, who backs Reds icon to become manager at Anfield
And he’s now making a name for himself in the management world
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With the Reds’ season going badly, it has been suggested that Gerrard could get the job soon.

His success should perhaps not be taken as a surprise given he has been captain of Liverpool for over a decade.

And Gerrard’s former teammate Jose Enrique believes it’s only a matter of time before he becomes Anfield boss. The Spaniard believes the club should stay with Jurgen Klopp as long as possible.

Enrique also shed light on what it was like to have Gerrard as a teammate, saying the ex-Liverpool and England star was the only player he had played with to make him nervous.

Steven Gerrard ‘made me nervous’ says ex-Liverpool teammate, who backs Reds icon to become manager at Anfield
Enrique played alongside Gerrard for four years at Liverpool (2011-15)
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“Whatever good things happen to Stevie in life, he deserves it,” Enrique told talkSPORT.com. “He is the example that every young player in the world should follow.

“One of the most humble men I know in football and the only player in my career who made me nervous when I started out. I still talk to him a lot and I’m so happy for him.

“Obviously he knows a lot about the game and I was sure he was going to do well as a coach.

“How are you doing well as a manager?” Being a footballer and a manager are two completely different worlds. He was a captain so already a leader in the locker room. To see him do so well is not surprising, but at the same time.

Steven Gerrard ‘made me nervous’ says ex-Liverpool teammate, who backs Reds icon to become manager at Anfield
Gerrard admits it’s his dream to manage Liverpool but stepped away from succeeding Klopp anytime soon
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“What he’s doing in Scotland is amazing because Celtic have been at the top for a long time and what he has done this season has been amazing.

“I think he will one day become Liverpool manager. A lot of Liverpool fans want him ASAP, but I say keep Klopp as long as possible.

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