Gerrard hits back over Klopp rumours as Liverpool star joins Man Utd

Steven Gerrard says he does not welcome the speculation linking him with taking over from Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

The Liverpool legend, heading into his fourth campaign in charge of Rangers, secured their first top-flight title in 10 years back in March.

The former England international took up his first senior managerial role when he moved to Scotland in 2018 after working under Klopp at Liverpool’s Academy.

The success of Rangers last season ended a long period of dominance for Celtic, who, at the start of last season, were aiming to win their 10th consecutive league title.

But when asked about the possibility of one day becoming Liverpool manager, Gerrard was quick to play down the links.

“I can’t control any media speculation about my position,” Gerrard told ESPN when asked about the links.

“I don’t welcome it, I don’t add to it. All I do is focus on the job I have here and I’m very flattered and grateful for the position.

“I’m very happy here, I’ve said it on numerous occasions, it’s a huge club, I’m settled, I’m happy and I can continue to develop and keep trying to push this team forward.”

Meanwhile, Ethan Ennis has confirmed his move to Manchester United after leaving Liverpool Academy this summer transfer window.

Earlier this month, the ECHO reported that the 16-year-old was in discussions with both United and Chelsea after rejecting a scholarship offer from Liverpool.

And he has now confirmed that he has agreed a deal with the Red devils in a social media post accompanied by images from Old Trafford.

Ethan Ennis said: “I am delighted to announce that I have signed for Manchester United. Grateful for this opportunity, can’t wait to get started.”

Liverpool are now owed a development fee for the youngster, which may be decided by a tribunal if the two teams fail to reach an agreement.


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