Darren Bent has urged Steven Gerrard to not rush right into a prime Premier League job.
Gerrard’s Rangers are inside touching distance of successful a primary Scottish Premiership title since 2011 as they lead rivals Celtic by 18 factors.
On prime of that, the Liverpool legend has led his aspect to the Europa League final 16 the place they may face Slavia Prague.
Gerrard is among the bookmakers’ favourites to succeed Jurgen Klopp at Anfield because the reigning Premier League champions at the moment languish in sixth place.
However Bent believes the previous England captain ought to bide his time earlier than managing in England’s top-flight.
He informed talkSPORT: “I’d nonetheless wait a pair extra years after which I’d in all probability take one other job.
“That Liverpool job… he [Gerrard] is an absolute legend of Liverpool Soccer Membership and the Premier League.
“It’s not just like the [Frank] Lampard alternative the place that was simply excellent. Him and Jody Morris, Jody Morris already knew all the youngsters they already had, in order that function fitted completely.
“For Steven Gerrard, there’s time on his fingers.
“I absolutely perceive Chelsea do issues otherwise. If you happen to’re not doing it for six months, you’re gone.
“However he nonetheless would have checked out that Lampard scenario and gone, ‘possibly not fairly but.’”
Liverpool are 19 factors behind Premier League leaders Man Metropolis and have misplaced their final 4 house video games.
Earlier this month, Reds fan David informed talkSPORT he wished Gerrard to interchange Klopp within the Anfield sizzling seat after his workforce had been thrashed 4-1 by Metropolis.
He stated: “I would like Jurgen Klopp to go away.
“Do you keep in mind with Brendan Rodgers after we misplaced 6-1 away to Stoke Metropolis? Liverpool this season have had two horrible defeats – the 7-2 to Aston Villa and now this 4-1 to Metropolis.
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“They even misplaced to Brighton and Burnley at house. This can be a disaster however I don’t assume Jurgen Klopp can remedy it.
“Why did Jurgen Klopp not assume what may occur if Van Dijk obtained injured? He ought to have introduced in defenders on January 1.”
David continued: “I would like Gerrard as a result of Gerrard has received the league with Rangers I’d get him.
“Gerrard would get some mentality again to the workforce. Gerrard is a pacesetter. We haven’t obtained a pacesetter on the pitch.”