Liverpool have appointed Steven Gerrard as their academy coach
Liverpool confirmed Gerrard as their new academy coach this week.
The former Reds captain ended his playing career last year and headed straight back to Anfield.
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And Klopp explained how a meeting between the two was enough for him to sanction the appointment.
“We had a good very long talk together. He’s a wonderful guy," Klopp said.
Gerrard (left) first worked with Klopp at Liverpool in December 2015 during the MLS off-season
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“For me it was only important to know what Steven wants and he said he wants to be a manager in the future. That’s cool.
"I said I’d do everything I can do to make him the best manager he can be.
“We spoke about the academy and that’s great. For him, for us, I think it’s perfect.”