Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is willing to help former Reds captain Steven Gerrard become the best manager he can be.

After playing for the US team LA Galaxy for two years, Gerrard, 36, is to rejoin his former club in February as an academy coach across all age groups.

Klopp has declared he will assist him throughout his first steps on the coaching ladder.

Liverpool is set to face Southampton in Wednesday’s EFL Cup semi-final second leg. “We had a very good very long talk together,” Klopp said, speaking at his pre-match press conference.

“Everyone in this room knows better than I do he is a wonderful guy and it was important to know what Steven wants and he said he wants to be a manager in the future. That’s cool.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken about Gerrard in a recent pre-match press conference (AP)

Klopp stressed he was ready to do everything he can to help Gerrard to become “the best manager he can be”.

“Being a manager is a job you have to learn and when a person like Steven Gerrard and the player he was is ready to make the steps, that is wonderful news for football.”

“Combining his playing experience with all the things he will learn from now on will be a bright future. It is brilliant.”