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“Gerrard would do a great job as Liverpool manager” - Kuyt

Sun 21 March 2021 | 12:06

The former Liverpool midfielder is speculated to be a potential manager at Anfield and his former team-mate is eager to be his assistant coach.

Dirk Kuyt


Steven Gerrard

would do “a great job” as


boss due to his natural leadership characteristic and the former striker is interested in joining his coaching team.

Gerrard is doing an impressive job at his first management role at


, who sit 20 points clear top of the Scottish Premiership table.

With his astonishing reign at Rangers, the 40-year-old is speculated to become the Reds’ manager and Kuyt is confident Gerrard is tailor-made for the role.

Kuyt told the 



“I feel that his leadership qualities are going to take him very far as a manager. I think it would be great if Steven Gerrard went on to manage Liverpool. He’s Liverpool through and through and spent his entire playing career at Anfield.

“I have always got on very well with him, and we are still in contact from time to time.

“Steven has said some great things about me in the last couple of years, we have a special bond. He does not have to speak about me, but he still does.

“It has made me proud of our bond and it was great to go over to see him work with his team in Scotland.’’

Kuyt hung up his boots in 2018 and despite waiting to be ready for taking a management role, he is planning on taking his first step soon.

“I have a desire to be a manager soon and I am looking at options,” he said. "But there are exceptions for choosing a path as an assistant manager and being alongside Stevie would be one of them.

“If he wanted me to be his assistant, I’d like that a lot. In principle, I see myself going on to work as a head coach, but, like I say, there are always exceptions.

“The most beautiful moment I can see is when Steven gets the job and can call himself officially the manager of Liverpool.

“And he’d do a great job. As he’s done at Rangers, he will have a process, doing things gradually, step by step.”

source: SportMob