Daniel Sturridge expects Steven Gerrard to manage Liverpool one day

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Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge is “sure” that club legend Steven Gerrard will one day return to Anfield to manage the only professional club Gerrard has ever represented — so far.

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Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s “Afternoon Edition,” Sturridge admitted he was devastated Gerrard to hear will leave the club this summer and join the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer, but is sure Gerrard will be back at the club one day soon.

“It’s been a pleasure for me to play with him. I’m devastated he’s leaving, but it’s football, I guess,” said Sturridge. “Sometimes people have to move on, and it’s unfortunate, but I think he’ll be [Liverpool] in some capacity very soon, and I’m sure he’ll manage the club one day as well.”

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“He’s still a role model of mine and I look up to him. I think the majority of everyone in the squad does, to be honest with you. He’ll be sorely missed. He’s somebody who’s given me a lot of experience and helped me improve as a person, as a footballer and he’s still one of the best players, regardless of what anyone says.

It worked for Bob Paisley and Kenny Dalglish — playing for Liverpool, then returning later to manage the club to glory — didn’t it? So why not Steven Gerrard following the Brendan Rodgers era?