Former Liverpool captain and manager Graeme Souness has backed Jurgen Klopp to guide the Anfield club into next season’s Champions League – and he believes that achievement should be the starting gun for an Anfield revolution. Liverpool’s 2-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace last weekend was a hammer blow to their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League, yet Souness believes Klopp and his players will find a way to get over the finishing line in their bid to return to Europe’s elite competition.
On Thursday, the club announced that former Liverpool captain and forever Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard will be taking over as head coach of the Liverpool U18s. Gerrard made it known for years that he had an interest in going into management after he retired from playing, and getting his feet wet with the U18s seems like a good place to start his new career. Gerrard’s grandpa-level opinions on computer games and kids these days and the lack of physicality in British football aside, the former world class midfielder and England captain will no doubt be a hugely inspirational figure to the young Reds coming up through the Academy system. Neil Critchley, the former U18s coach who has been moved up to the U23s, has plenty of praise for the hometown hero.