Ex-Liverpool star Alonso backs Gerrard to manage the Reds one day

Ex-Liverpool star Alonso backs Gerrard to manage the Reds one day

- Xabi Alonso tips Steven Gerrard to make a successful manager

- Alonso is convinced Gerrard has what it takes to make it as a manager

- Gerrard is currently Liverpool's under 18 manager

Former Liverpool player, Xabi Alonso has backed former captain Steven Gerrard to be a successful manager some day.

After bringing his illustrious playing career to a close, Gerrard has now shown desires on establishing himself as a manager.

Xabi Alonso and Steven Gerrard at Liverpool
Source: Squakwa

Xabi Alonso and Steven Gerrard at Liverpool Source: Squakwa

The mercurial Liverpool legend is currently in charge of Liverpool’s U18 team, while he is also overseeing the club’s fortunes in the UEFA Youth League.

Alonso stressed that being a high quality player isn’t a guarantee that an individual will succeed in management.

The former Spanish international added that Gerrard has all the requisite qualities to fulfill his ambitions as a coach.

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As reported by the Liverpool’s official website, Alonso said: “I’m following the early steps of his career closely and for sure he has all the attributes to become a big manager and a Liverpool manager one day."

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“For sure, to have someone with his knowledge (will help Liverpool’s youngsters). But it’s different, you can be a great player but being a manager is a different task."

“For sure, he’s really focused and if he’s able to deliver that message he will be a good one.”

Steven Gerrard with no iota of doubts is one of Liverpool's greats,the Liverpool under 18 side have been impressive both in the Under 18 league in England and UEFA Youth League under him.

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