Jurgen Klopp wanted to manage Steven Gerrard someday in his managerial career.
The Reds boss was asked to name the player he would have liked to manage at some point in his career.
He replied with Steven Gerrad as the answer who has been the most influential player at Real Madrid in recent times.
“When we played in Sydney three or four years ago and after the season we didn’t have a proper team and we invited [Steve] McManaman, [Daniel] Agger, Jamie Carragher and Stevie”, the German coach said.
“To be honest, I knew Liverpool and I saw him playing, of course, but a little bit advanced age group wise but they were all really good. But Stevie, what a player he still was then! I think he was already retired but maybe a youth coach here. Incredible.
“Stevie and me together in the roles, he as the man on the pitch and me as a coach that would have been nice. So it’s Stevie.
“Six years ago, it would have been a different answer but now I’m here and I know him as a person and as a player so that’s now an easy answer.”