The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to comments from Pako Ayestaran, who took the role of Liverpool assistant manager under Rafa Benitez from 2004-2007. Ayestaran has claimed that Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard would make a brilliant manager given his “personal and professional qualities.” The former Liverpool coach made the comments in an interview for the Liverpool website.
“If he gets the best from this learning period, I am sure he can become a good manager in the future.”
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 29 March 2018
Gerrard took up his first coaching at the start of the season with the Liverpool’s U18 side and has taken like a duck to water so far. Gerrard’s side was unlucky to be knocked out of the UEFA Youth League against a strong Manchester City team on penalties earlier in the month in the last eight of the competition. The Liverpool fans propping our bar up will be hoping that one day their academy graduate turned club legend can one day take up the managerial hot seat at Anfield one day.
Gerrard made over 700 appearances for the club and has gone down as one of the club’s two best ever players alongside Kenny Dalglish. The fans will be hoping Gerrard can do what Dalglish has also done and win some silverware as a coach at Anfield. Whatever happens with Stevie G, the fans will no doubt get behind their man as they did so many times when he was a player.
Taking that into account here’s our local Reds’ verdict on Pako’s Gerrard comments:
Next manager after Jurgen Robert Klopp
— KopLegend (@OOpadotun) March 29, 2018
No Pressure on Stevie.G now.
The @LFC Team have got a good reliable Manager Now, the Best since Rafa.B.
When the time is right SG will have gained a Lot more Experience and Knowledge, its then a ‘No-Brainer’ Gerro Will Become ‘The Boss’ @LFC #YNWA
— Stephen Houghton (@SanGrownUn1) 29 March 2018
We think about it too. You're our legend Stevie and could be a great manager, best wishes.
— dιawara walι ynwa (@WDiawara) March 29, 2018
Stevie must be picking up so much from Jurgen and the coaching team. I love having Stevie back at the club. So many ex-players take the easy option of drifting into punditry, but Stevie is giving something back to the game. Oh to be an academy player now.
— Owen Lowery (@OWLowery) March 29, 2018
In his DNA .
Stevie G = Great Player
Stevie G = Future Great Manager
— Georgios Triantos (@GeorgieTriantos) March 29, 2018