Jose Enrique has warned former Liverpool teammate, Steven Gerrard, against returning to Anfield.
The Liverpool legend has been hotly tipped to eventually replace Jurgen Klopp, when the German’s contract expires at Anfield in 2024. Gerrard is also contracted up until that point with Rangers.
Enrique told Ladbrokes: “I do not know who’ll replace Klopp, but I hope it won’t be a decision the club has to make any time soon.
“Look at the difference he has had on the team, and the players who now want to come and play for us.
“Before he came and even when he joined, it was Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho, our best players at the time, who wanted to move to better teams, and now we have Thiago coming from Bayern – who have just won the treble – to play for Liverpool because Klopp has made us one of the best clubs in the world.
“I believe Stevie will manage the club one day, but to come in after Klopp immediately would not be good. Stevie is probably Liverpool’s best ever player and he’ll always be remembered as that, but to come in after Klopp fans will want him to win things straight away and that’s not easy.’
“I really like how Stevie works as a manager and things are going really well for him at Rangers, but it would be difficult to change the way Liverpool work again after Klopp and achieve success immediately.
“I would love him to one day manage Liverpool though.”