Delighted Gerrard hails Jurgen Klopp.

Gerrard: Champions League football back is very important for Liverpool.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard ponders what would have happened if Jurgen Klopp was the Reds' manager a few years ago.

The former England captain is convinced he would have won more trophies at Anfield if Klopp was Liverpool boss for the last few seasons.

'I was looking around and it was a strange feeling,' said Gerrard. 'I was thinking if Jurgen Klopp had been at the club a bit earlier what might have been. There's no doubt about it, if he had been here three or four years I believe I would have been part of him delivering big trophies for this club.

'It's his aura and the way he is with you – how he makes you feel. I went out there to play in a friendly and I felt like it was the World Cup final. That's what he gives players. We're blessed to have him and hopefully we can go from strength to strength over the summer. Everyone is excited.

'It was such a key result against Middlesbrough. To have Champions League football back is very important for this club. Now we have to seize the moment. It can't be like it was a couple of years when we got back into the Champions League but it quickly fizzled out. It can't be like that.

'We're in the qualifying stage but you've got to realise that to get to the latter stages of the competition you are talking about top, top class opposition. Top class individuals and managers. It's important that we keep trying to move forward.'



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