Mark Lawrenson cautions Steven Gerrard that managing Liverpool is “on a different spectrum” to being in charge of Rangers.
There has been speculation that the Reds are lining up Gerrard to take over from Jurgen Klopp when he ultimately leaves Anfield in the future.
The rumours have actually increased in recent days with Gerrard guiding Rangers to their first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years, while Liverpool have actually been going through a period of horrible form.
However. Liverpool legend Lawrenson believes it would be a “huge action” for Gerrard and adds that Klopp “won’t be losing his job anytime soon”.
” What I would say is that, for all the success at Rangers, handling Liverpool is on a various spectrum,” Lawrenson wrote on BBC Sport
” It would be an enormous step. It would be a huge gamble for the club’s owners– Fenway Sports Group– to select him.
” I believe the one-eyed Liverpool fan would be saying ‘Get Stevie G in’ if Jurgen Klopp were to leave, however I think others would take a step back and go: ‘He’s done a definitely amazing job at Rangers, he was an excellent gamer, however maybe he would need to take another task in the Premier League first’.”
Lawrenson added: “I also do not see Klopp going anywhere. He has actually been as near Expense Shankly as the club have ever had, he will not be losing his job anytime soon.
” The trouble for Steven then is that other managers who have actually moved on from their first task as a stepping stone to something larger wind up not having the same success, so he has to be very, extremely mindful.
” He’ll already be thinking of winning the Premiership once again next season and the possibility for a shot in the Champions League with Rangers will be at the leading edge of his thinking too.”