Jurgen Klopp And Steven Gerrard Spotted Having A Pint Together At Pub Ahead Of Champions League Final
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was spotted having a drink with a very familiar face ahead of Saturday night's Champions League final against Real Madrid.
In a picture posted by Twitter user @BAKETHEBEST, Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard, who was unable to help his former side on the final day against Manchester City, can be seen sat next to Klopp at the Freshfield Pub in Formby.
We can only assume a chat about this weekend's clash against Los Blancos was on the menu, as well as that dramatic Premier League finale, but fans were delighted to see two Liverpool legends in conversation as the season comes to a close.
Jurgen and Stevie out for a Pint . pic.twitter.com/JF6CN2GcHs— MICHAEL BURGESS (@BAKETHEBEST) May 26, 2022
We couldn’t let this pass without getting a pic too #YNWA pic.twitter.com/eREb8t0BH3— Sam WilkINson (@swilko1) May 27, 2022
This isn't the first time Klopp has been spotted at the Freshfield Pub since joining the Reds. Back in 2019, the German was pictured having a pint with friends at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
If anyone is bored, Jurgen is currently having a bevvie in the Freshfield pub !!! pic.twitter.com/qKUut0idxO— Stuart* (@MatipsJazzHands) May 15, 2019
Klopp and Gerrard, meanwhile, have huge respect for each other.
Earlier this month, after being asked about the prospect of Steven Gerrard taking over at Anfield one day, Klopp gave a very telling response. “I have no idea," he said. "It is not my decision to make. But yeah, I think it is possible, that’s it.”
In fact, back in December, the German said Gerrard will “definitely” become Liverpool manager in the future.
“Stevie is doing really well in the moment," Klopp said. "He’s very young still, from a manager’s point of view. So when is the right moment to take the job? Not to say that he’s not able to do it, but how long you want to do it.
“Is it the last job you do? The second job, third job you do? These are questions I cannot answer, but yes, I think it will definitely happen. And good for everybody!”
Pep Guardiola 🤝 Jürgen Klopp— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 22, 2022
Steven Gerrard says the duo are the best in the country and have been for many years now. pic.twitter.com/8hLFAzvILK
Gerrard also has ambitions to stand on the Anfield touchline one day. Even during his playing days, he stated he wanted the post. “The dream come true would be to manage Liverpool, when the job becomes available,” Gerrard told Twenty-Four 7 Football magazine in 2013.
But back in November, he was eager to point out that the Aston Villa job was not a stepping stone in that journey.
"You’ll never hear me say it’s a stepping stone," the 41-year-old said. "I’m really honoured and proud to be in this position, I’m all in and I’ll give this job everything it needs to be a success. I’ll be 100% committed.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong in football with having dreams and aspirations. But Liverpool have a world-class coach that they’re very happy with and if he was to sign a lifetime deal I would be very happy for them and him.”
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Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@BAKETHEBEST - Alamy
Topics: Steven Gerrard, Jurgen Klopp, Premier League, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Champions League, Real Madrid