Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he has just recently met Steven Gerrard for the very first time.
Gerrard was portrayed as having a hotline through to the Liverpool boss with a steady stream of starlets like Ovie Ejaria and Sheyi Ojo coming to Ibrox to benefit from Gerrard’s Midas touch in coaching.
The special relationship between the two men enabled Ryan Kent to move to Ibrox for £7m last September but in an interview with Football Focus yesterday Klopp revealed that he met Gerrard for the first time during Lockdown.
Interesting, four a half years I’ve lived in this town and I’d never met him. I knew where he lived and obviously I lived in the house that he built, Brendan Rodgers bought it and we rent and it had never happened (meeting up).
And now, I don’t know, six, seven, eight times I saw him, for sure. Walking with his kids or his Mrs, I’m on the run or on the dog walk. We always keep distance, it’s easy, you can speak to another person when you are five or six metres apart.
It’s nice, I admired him as a player then I met him here, he’s a great guy so always good to see him.
Soon after Scottish football was suspended on March 13 Gerrard returned to his family home in Merseyside.
Two years into his management career he has still to win his first trophy despite having a player budget that is more than five times bigger than fourth placed Aberdeen and ten times bigger than Motherwell.
Recently on TalkSPORT Alan Nixon suggested that he didn’t expect Gerrard to complete three years in the Ibrox hotseat.