Liverpool fans went to social media to express their opinion about Steven Gerrard becoming the club's next coach after Jurgen Klopp, amid the struggles of the Anfield legend in guards. Gerrard's side suffered a 2-1 defeat in the Scottish Premiership final to Kilmarnock on Wednesday night, leaving them 10 points behind Celtic.
Hoops, who have won the last eight titles, seek to secure the ninth crown by approaching the unprecedented feat of winning 10 in a row.
But it was thought that the Rangers would provide Neil Lennon and company with a rigorous test. that term.
The Light Blues had entered the winter vacation behind Celtic by just two points, having played one game less, with high optimism that they could damage their domestic dominance, winning the last 10 league and cup trophies available.
This happened after they beat Celtic 2-1 on December 29, but have since won just three of their six games, suffered defeats at Hearts and Kilmarnock and also drew at home with Aberdeen.
This caused them to lose ground in the title dispute and, despite having a game in hand to reduce the gap to seven points, Celtic won 23 of 26 games in this period and boasts the best defense and best attack in the division, strongly suggesting to be crowned champions once again in May.
Gerrard, having spent 17 years as a player at Liverpool, where he will be remembered forever as an icon, was appointed as a Liverpool coach in the future.
It is thought that he could return to the Reds in 2022, but Klopp recently signed an extension to commit to the European champions until 2024, while Gerrard also signed a new contract to remain at Ibrox until the same summer.
With his contracts expiring at the same time, it was argued that Gerrard could take the reins with Klopp, who hopes to extend the time in his stint at Merseyside after what would be almost nine years ahead.
But Liverpool fans are not so convinced that their former captain has credentials to replace the German, who appears to be the man who should end the club's 30-year wait for a title this year, with a 22 point lead over top of the Premier. League table with 13 games remaining of the season.
A fan said on Twitter: "Love him, but please keep Gerrard as far away from the club as possible, a great x @LFC".
“Gerrard is more likely to manage Tranmere than Liverpool at this rate. #LFC, ”said another.
A third wrote: "Gerrard is doing a good job, showing why we don't want him to replace Klopp".
Another prediction: "With no chance of Gerrard becoming the next manager of @LFC, he will be fired from Rangers next year."
"Gerrard will never be Liverpool manager", predicted a fifth.
A Reds fan posted: "2024 is too early for Gerrard to take charge of Liverpool".
"Steven Gerrard does not run Liverpool because it hurts to say that," said another fan.
Another said, "Keep Gerrard out of the managerial position at Liverpool."
Another attacked rival Manchester United, who trailed Liverpool by 36 points under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
"If we get Gerrard after Klopp, we will be as bad as the current Manchester United team," they joked.
While another demanded that Klopp first get a job elsewhere in England's top division.
They wrote, "Okay, so in 2024, when Klopp leaves, if Gerrard doesn't prove himself at Prem, I don't want him to be an LFC manager, he needs to win that job."
Talking about his attraction to Liverpool's job in December, Gerrard admitted to the podcast of former teammate and longtime friend Jamie Carragher The Greatest Game: "My goal, the dream would be to manage Liverpool Football Club, of course it would be".
But he admitted that Klopp winning the league could make things more difficult for him, adding: “It would be more difficult. I had a conversation with Jurgen when he accepted the job and he thought he could solve the problems.
"If I were to replace Jurgen now, it would be a harder job than replacing Brendan Rodgers or Roy Hodgson.
"I would probably have a better chance of winning, though."
Asked who he would appoint as Liverpool's next coach in September, Klopp told Four four two: “If Liverpool fired me tomorrow, maybe Kenny [Dalglish] would be the first choice to replace me, but they would probably bring Stevie from Glasgow.
"If you ask who should follow me, I would say Stevie. I help you whenever I can.