"His [Jurgen Klopp] advice to me was: 'Don't go in with the name on your back. I've seen so many ex-players who played at a decent level just automatically think that they can become a good coach or a good manager.'
"He said 'It's important that you go and do two years with Liverpool's youth teams away from the cameras, go and make mistakes, find out how you want to play, try formations, try tactics.'
"He said 'work out what team of people you need around you because you'll be good in some areas, you won't be good in others and get your team. Then you will know. You'll get the right feeling - then an opportunity will come. Then you can decide what you want to do.'"
Klopp: "I saw you already on TV, you look really good!"
Gerrard: "Thank you!"
The Liverpool boss has praise for Gerrard's fashion game... pic.twitter.com/jGU8QIQVCh
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 17, 2018
Anfield Watch Verdict
Klopp is going to be a massive part of Gerrard's career, even just from the sidelines. Stevie has really taken on the German's advice and his success at Rangers’ is proof of that.
Even though he's only been at Villa a few months, you can already see the impact that he is making and the fans are right behind his project.
One day Gerrard will return to Anfield but at the moment everyone is happy where they are. Klopp at Anfield, Gerrard at Villa Park and most importantly the fans - who are happy with their current managers.