Jurgen Klopp reveals he will watch Aston Villa a lot more now Steven Gerrard is the manager there
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he will ‘watch Aston Villa games a bit closer now after Steven Gerrard was announced as the new manager.
Gerrard signed a long-term deal as Villa boss earlier this month after leaving Scottish Premier League champions Rangers, with the 41-year-old unveiled by the Premier League club via a press conference on Thursday.
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Klopp told the Liverpool website: ‘(I’m) really happy for him, to be honest. I know he loved the job at Rangers, but it’s how it is. When you have the opportunity to work in the Premier League, then probably each coach in the world would consider it.Information Guide Nigeria
‘With a club the size of Aston Villa, I can imagine he is really buzzing about it. It’s a great opportunity for him, it’s great for the club.
‘In a few weeks we will face each other. I texted him obviously and we had a few messages back and forth. It’s good, I’m really looking forward to it.
‘From now on I will watch Aston Villa games a bit closer, but apart from that when we meet them obviously then it’s different. But it’s good.
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‘That’s for him the same, it must be the same. For these 95 minutes all sentiments have to be put aside, that’s how it is. But, anyhow, it’s great news.’
‘I’ve been in touch with Jurgen Klopp since day one,’ Gerrard told his press conference on Thursday. ‘We live in the same area and I bump into him when he’s walking his dogs. He is a great coach and I hope he stays for a long time.
‘He sent me a message saying he was looking forward to a big hug on the side on December 11 and it’s something for me to look forward to as well.’JAMB Result