Ferguson picks the man who could ‘walk straight’ to replace Klopp at Liverpool

Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson has attempted to pick out the man who could be best equipped to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool in the future.

The German moved to Anfield in 2015 as a replacement for Brendan Rodgers, who failed to land any major silverware during his tenure as Liverpool boss.

Klopp tasted his first piece of success with the Reds last season as they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Champions League in Madrid to become European champions for the sixth time in the club’s long history.

However, the truth remains that Klopp will not be in charge of Liverpool forever, no matter how long he chooses to last at the club.

Even though that might be too far away in the future, the decision over who to replace the ex-Dortmund boss when he leaves Anfield will be an interesting one.

Well, ex-Rangers star Barry Ferguson has picked Steven Gerrard as the right man to take over at Liverpool in the absence of Klopp.

Ferguson says Gerrard – who is currently managing at Rangers in Scotland – would be following the footsteps of Frank Lampard at Chelsea.

“Let’s be honest, we’ve all known from day one that Steven Gerrard hopes to go back to his own spiritual home at Anfield the way [Frank] Lampard has returned to Stamford Bridge,” he wrote in his column for the Daily Record.

“But I just hope he has to wait an awful lot longer than his old England team-mate. And the good news is if his dream is to manage Liverpool one day first he’s going to have to take Rangers back to the top of Scottish football. If he can do that and win the title he’ll walk straight back to Merseyside the moment Jurgen Klopp decides he has achieved all he can in England.”