Liverpool need just two wins to seal the England top-flight for the first time since 1990.
"When you look at the scale of the job he's done, for sure he deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as those iconic managers.”
Those were the words of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard who believes Jurgen Klopp deserves a statue for the brilliant job he has done at Anfield.
The Reds are on the verge of winning their first league title in 30 years and it’s just over a year after they were crowned champions of Europe.
The coronavirus pandemic forced the 2019/20 season to be suspended in March, but it’s set to restart behind closed doors on June 17 with Liverpool 25 points clear at the top of the table.
"Knowing Jurgen, he won't want to be put in that bracket. I know what he's like, he's humble and respectful," Gerrard, who made 504 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 120 goals, told The Athletic.
"When you look at the scale of the job he's done, for sure he deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as those iconic managers [Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley].
"What you need to take into consideration is that when Jurgen took over Liverpool they weren't close to being the best team in the country, they weren't even in the top four.
"To come to Liverpool when he did, get to the amount of finals that he has, deliver the sixth European Cup and then deliver the first league title after 30 years…
"For me, someone like Jurgen should be rewarded now. It seems like in football we often wait until people get older before their achievements are fully recognised.
"But I know the owners of Liverpool won't let that happen. When Jurgen delivers the league they should already be starting work on a statue of him."
Gerrard added: "You don't want to count your chickens until it's certain but I think we all know that it's inevitable.
"For me, there will be a lot of relief. Being a fan for a lot of those years and being a player and coming ever so close, you know that this is the one that people have craved."