The Aston Villa contract of Steven Gerrard contains critical details that pave the way for Liverpool’s comeback.
Steven Gerrard’s return to Liverpool has appeared inevitable since beginning his managerial career, and his contract expiration date at new club Aston Villa is eerily close to that of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
After taking over as manager of Aston Villa, Liverpool great Steven Gerrard may already have one eye on a return to Anfield, thanks to a clause in his contract that allows him to succeed Jurgen Klopp in 2024.
Following Dean Smith’s sacking on Sunday, Gerrard chose to leave Ibrox for Villa Park after leading Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title while remaining unbeaten.
Villains are now 16th in the Premier League rankings, two points above the relegation zone, and have lost their previous five games.
Gerrard has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Brummie club, which will last through the end of the 2023/24 season.
Klopp’s contract at Anfield is due to expire around the same time.
When his contract with Liverpool expires in June 2024, the German coach has already announced he would not sign a contract extension, leading to speculation that Gerrard will take over.
Klopp plans to take a year off from football to determine if his passion for the game is still burning brightly.
That might open the door for Gerrard to return to his boyhood club and win the one trophy he lacked during his playing career.
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The former Scouse captain won the Champions League, Europa League, and FA Cup, but he never won the Premier League, with his legendary slip against Chelsea gifting the title to Manchester City.
Liverpool, on the other hand, has broken their hoodoo since his move to the MLS in 2015.
Following success in Europe the previous year, Jurgen Klopp led his team to the Premier League, a trophy that Liverpool fans have been clamoring for for the past 30 years.
If Gerrard is to secure his ideal position, he will have to show himself at Aston Villa.
At Villa Park, there is an anticipation that the club will compete for a spot in Europe.
But, if Gerrard’s time at Villa is as successful as his time at Rangers, the boyhood Scouser might just find himself in the job he was born to do.