Klopp willing to help Gerrard into management

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will do everything he can to help club legend Steven Gerrard become the best manager he can be.

The Reds confirmed that Gerrard, who played more than 700 games for the club, will return to his boyhood club next month to join the coaching staff at the academy.

The 36-year-old Gerrard's long-term ambition is become a successful manager, and Klopp is willing to help the former England captain along.

The German mentor told reporters on Monday: "We had a very good, very long talk together. Everyone in this room knows better than I do he is a wonderful guy and it was important to know what Steven wants and he said he wants to be a manager in the future. That's cool.

"From my side I said everything I can do to help him on his way to be the best manager he can be, I am ready for this and I'd like to do it."

Klopp added: "Now he is at the academy it is good for us and for him it is perfect. Being a manager is a job you have to learn and when a person like Steven Gerrard and the player he was is ready to make the steps, that is wonderful news for football.

"Combining his playing experience with all the things he will learn from now on will be a bright future. It is brilliant."