Liverpool fans will be rocked by reports that the Germany football association are considering a move for Jurgen Klopp when Joachim Low moves on – but could it have a knock-on effect for Rangers?

Rangers boss and Anfield legend Steven Gerrard is widely regarded as a future Liverpool manager with ex-teammate Jerzy Dudek describing it as an open secret at Melwood [Daily Record].

Both Gerrard and Klopp recently signed contract extensions until 2024 – on the same day no less – but if one fails to see their tenure out, will it mean the same for the other?

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Gerrard played under Klopp at Liverpool and the duo have remained close since the Rangers manager moved to Glasgow. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

According to the Mirror, Liverpool are “counting down” the days until Germany launch a bid for the charismatic coach.

The former Mainz and Borussia Dortmund boss naturally still retains a good reputation in the European nation after enjoying real success during his time there.

Since moving to Liverpool the German has gone into the footballing stratosphere and is widely considered one of the best man managers and tacticians around.

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Sitting on the verge of a Premier League trophy and having won the Champions League with the English giants, the prospect of battling for a World Cup medal may prove too strong.

 

The fact Steven Gerrard is considered a long-term replacement is an immense compliment to the Rangers boss and one he has previously played down.

It is a move which Jurgen Klopp himself has previously endorsed, citing Gerrard as his desired replacement at Liverpool [Four Four Two].

But Rangers is also very much proving to be a tough training ground for Gerrard who has undoubtedly endured his own share of ups and downs at Ibrox.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is reportedly being primed to one day take the manager’s job at Liverpool. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

You have to say that if Klopp did leave and Liverpool did come calling the allure of returning to Anfield may prove too much for Steven Gerrard.

But the only way that is ever going to happen is if Gerrard can prove he can be a success at Rangers.

That means winning the league title and if the Scouser has achieved that before he moves on, there wouldn’t be many Gers fans who begrudge him an iconic return to Merseyside.

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