Reds legend Steven Gerrard has stated that he would have liked to have played under current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Gerrard departed Anfield after the 2014-15 season. Brendan Rodgers was still in charge at the time, and he would be until October 2015.

Klopp arrived shortly after, but Gerrard had already made the move to play a season at LA Galaxy. However, the midfielder states that he wished he was around to play under the German.

Gerrard told the Greatest Game: “That’s a decision I regret because I might have got the back end of Klopp and maybe got the back end of playing 20 games under the Klopp era. From a football point of view, [I wish I’d stayed] one million per cent.”

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Saturday, October 28, 2017: Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Huddersfield Town at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Whether Gerrard would have been a regular in Klopp’s XI to begin with is impossible to say. He was not playing well under Rodgers towards the end, but then again, that simply could have been due to the fact he had lost a bit of motivation.

A manager like Klopp is able to revitalise any player, because you know you are a decent chance to win some major silverware with the German at the helm. As a player, you want to be apart of that, which means you are going to lift your game.

There is no denying Klopp would have been able to find a role for Gerrard in some way, because he was a class player right throughout his entire career.

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