Former Liverpool defender José Enrique reckons it 'would not be good' for Steven Gerrard to immediately replace Jurgen Klopp should the German depart Anfield.

Enrique played alongside the Rangers manager at Liverpool between 2011-2016 and knows exactly the type of man he is. That's why he DOES back his old pal to manage the Reds one day.

But the Spaniard believes the pressure on the manager who will eventually replace Klopp would be too great due to the current manager's accolades. And he'd want Gerrard to take the spot a few years down the line.

"I do not know who'll replace Klopp, but I hope it won't be a decision the club has to make any time soon," he told Daily Express.

"Look at the difference he has had on the team, and the players who now want to come and play for us. Before he came and even when he joined, it was Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho - our best players at the time, who wanted to move to better teams and now we have Thiago coming from Bayern - who have just won the treble - to play for Liverpool because Klopp has made us one of the best clubs in the world.

"I believe Stevie (Gerrard) will manage the club one day, but to come in after Klopp immediately would not be good. Stevie is probably Liverpool's best ever player and he'll always be remembered as that, but to come in after Klopp fans will want him to win things straight away and that's not easy.

"I really like how Stevie works as a manager and things are going really well for him at Rangers, but it would be difficult to change the way Liverpool work again after Klopp and achieve success immediately.

"I would love him to one day manage Liverpool, though."