Gerrard: Give Klopp time – and income


Steven Gerrard has asked Liverpool to be patient with Jurgen Klopp – and says the German needs a ‘couple of transfer windows; to get the squad he wants.

The Reds are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after a 3-0 win over Exeter, but are currently 13 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal following Sunday;s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.

Gerrard, however, believes Klopp needs time to implement his tactics – and is certain he will bring success to Anfield.

;I think we need to give Klopp a couple of transfer windows and more time and maybe a full preseason with the team to get used to each other and get his stamp on the way he wants to play and his tactics,; Gerrard said during MLS media day.

;I think it;s patience at Liverpool, but I;m very confident that Jurgen Klopp can improve things and bring success to the club because he;s a fantastic manager.;

The former Liverpool captain added: ;It;s a results business. They need to prove that they belong in the top four by playing well and finding (buy cheap Fifa coins) consistency.

;Liverpool, it;s very difficult for them to compete with Manchester City and Chelsea, but that;s the same for 90 percent of the clubs around the world because some people and owners are a lot richer than others.

;That;s just the way of life. I don;t think it has a huge effect because Liverpool have got (buy cheap Fifa coins) fantastic players, a good team, a (buy cheap Fifa coins) good manager.;

Gerrard won the Champions League at Liverpool in 2005 under the tutelage of Rafa Benitez, who was dismissed as Real Madrid manager last month, and the 35-year-old admits the Spaniard;s departure from the Santiago Bernabeu was not unexpected.

;I;m not surprised, [from] what I;ve seen and heard from the players. Rafa;s a fantastic coach, so I;m surprised that Madrid let him go so early. I;m a big fan of Rafa;s tactically, and what he does as a coach,; he said.

;I thought they would have at least given him the season. But I;m not surprised because Real Madrid change their coaches so often anyway.

;Historically, they change the managers more than most clubs. That was no surprise. But I;m sure Rafa will get another big job.

;He;s got a fantastic CV, wherever he goes he usually brings success. I;m sure a lot of clubs have got their eye on Rafa.;