Leeds want Steven Gerrard IF Marcelo Bielsa walks – but Jurgen Klopp wants Rangers boss to replace him at Liverpool


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Leeds United will make a move for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard IF Marcelo Bielsa leaves at the end of the season.

Liverpool legend Gerrard is in the second season of a four-year deal after taking over at Ibrox in 2018.

Steven Gerrard is wanted by Leeds, according to reports

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Steven Gerrard is wanted by Leeds, according to reports

After years of Celtic dominance, the Gers are competing once again and Gerrard’s side are sitting two points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

But, according to Football Insider, Leeds have kept a close eye on the former England captain’s development as a manager.

The Championship side are currently developing contingency plans if fiery Argentine Bielsa leaves.

After falling short in the play-off semi-finals last season to Derby, the former Chile and Marseille boss stunned fans and critics alike by confirming he would stay at Elland Road for another season.

Bielsa is a cult hero in Yorkshire

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Bielsa is a cult hero in Yorkshire

The 64-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is widely expected to leave if the Whites do not gain promotion this season.

West Bromwich Albion are currently top of the Championship, with Leeds in fifth and two points away after 11 games.

Despite reports linking Gerrard with a move to Yorkshire, Jurgen Klopp is return for the prodigal son to return to Anfield and succeed him when the time is right.

Klopp – who is hunting a debut Premier League triumph for the Anfield side – said: “If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie.”

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And Gerrard, who won 114 England caps, has admitted he is proud to hear such comments.

He told FourFourTwo: “I was surprised and flattered at the same time.

“But when you read the quote really carefully, like I have, it said ‘if I get sacked tomorrow’ he thinks Steven Gerrard should be the next Liverpool manager.

“Jurgen Klopp‘s not getting sacked tomorrow. I don’t want him to get sacked tomorrow. He’s doing a fantastic job.

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“I’m a Liverpool fan. I’m sure every Liverpool fan on the planet endorses what I’m saying here.

“We want him to stay for many, many years and bring as much success to our club as possible.”


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