Gerrard worked under Klopp as a youth coach in Liverpool
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says his dream is to become Liverpool manager but he hopes Jurgen Klopp will stay in command “for many years”.
Klopp’s side have suffered six home defeats in a row, a run that has put the top four league in jeopardy.
Meanwhile, Gerrard has led the Rangers to their first Scottish Premier League title in 10 years.
“Liverpool fans don’t want me to be the manager,” Gerrard, 40, told ITV.
“They want Jurgen Klopp to continue to coach Liverpool – and I’m totally with everyone.
“We shouldn’t talk about it. We have one of the best managers running our club right now. I love him.
“I have a job here. I don’t think it’s helpful to talk about and I hope Jurgen stays at Liverpool for many years.”
Klopp already has ruled out replacing the outgoing German coach Joachim Low and has vowed to see his Anfield contract expiring in 2024.
The German led Liverpool to success in the Champions League in 2019 and for the first time in 30 years last season. They are currently eighth in the Premier League, 22 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Not since 1953/54 – when Liverpool finished last in the old First Division – the Reds have lost six home games in one season.
Gerrard, who made 710 appearances for Liverpool, worked as a youth coach for the club before becoming Rangers manager in 2018.
“Liverpool are my club,” he added. “I had a great trip. Is it a dream for me to be the Liverpool manager one day? Yes, but not yet and who can say I will ever be good enough?”