7 Dec 2016

I Want Anfield: 'Gifted' Champions League winner reveals he's desperate for 'Liverpool' move

One of Liverpool's ex-players has admitted that he wants Jurgen Klopp's job at Anfield.

Speaking to ESPN on Tuesday, Kewell enthused:

"I'm a big dreamer. You might as well go to the top. You want to dream big, you dream big, and my ultimate goal is Liverpool".

Kewell is still 'learning his trade' at the moment, and he's determined to break into the managerial world at some point:

"I just worry about my coaching. I'll just keep working and working until I get my opportunity."

It's highly improbable that Kewell will ever become the manager of Liverpool, but at the age of 38, he has time on his side, and if he makes a splash in the next ten years, you never know what might happen.

That said, one big barrier in Kewell's way is Reds legend Steven Gerrard, who also his heart set on managing Liverpool. Back in 2013, the ex-Reds captain confirmed:

"The dream come true would be to manage Liverpool, when the Liverpool job becomes available".

Given standing at the club, and his status amongst the fanbase, Gerrard probably has a better chance than any ex-player of managing the Reds, and if he ends up succeeding Jurgen Klopp, then Kewell may be in with a very long wait to get his chance.

Kewell is currently managing Watford's U21 team, so in that regard, he is ahead of Gerrard in his managerial development.

Another 'Battle of Istanbul' on the horizon?

* Mar 2014: Described by Robbie Slater as the most 'naturally gifted player Australia has produced'.


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