Steven Gerrard explains why he is jealous of current Liverpool players

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LATEST Steven Gerrard has admitted he is ‘almost jealous’ of the current Liverpool squad being able to work with Jurgen Klopp.Gerrard left Liverpool five months before the German succeeded Brendan Rodgers at the helm of the Anfield club. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice The former midfielder then spent a year-and-a-half in the MLS with La Galaxy before he swiftly began coaching the Liverpool Under-18s, where he was in close contact with Klopp.And Gerrard, who is now in charge of Rangers, has revealed he still occasionally calls on the German for advice and is almost jealous of the Reds stars working under the German.Speaking as part of a Channel 4 documentary this week, he said: “I’ve had many sit-downs with him. He’s an open book—he invites me into his office—I’m incredibly lucky and blessed I do get that invite.“And the thing I take away is: imagine playing for him. REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Getty gameday cracker “I wasn’t lucky enough to play for Jurgen Klopp. Probably too old, just missed the boat if you like. But I’m almost jealous of the Liverpool players.“I come out of his office after a sit-down, and when I walk out of the training ground I actually want to walk back in and sit with him.“I want to put a kit on and play for them, and run for them and run hard. He’s infectious, he inspires you.”Gerrard also continued to say a huge factor in Klopp’s success at Liverpool is his leadership and personality.center_img 2 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REPLY Gerrard has heaped praise on Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS deals 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REAL DEAL Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won tense shining Gerrard had a solid first season in charge at Ibrox “The one thing that I’d say is his major strength is his personality,” he continued.“The majority of people only see him on camera, and they they talk about this personality.“This is a special personality, it’s an infectious character to be around.“He makes you feel special and wanted, and welcome. That’s the reason why the players are doing it for him. Because of this infectious personality.“He’s a man that you’ll want to see succeed in the game.“I think the Liverpool supporters, the fans, the people, the city, the players—Jurgen’s got that connection with them. It’s something special to see.”TUNE IN! Listen to LIVE commentary of the Champions League final on talkSPORTlast_img read more