Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is confident Steven Gerrard will become the Reds manager in the future.
The former England captain quits Anfield for LA Galaxy in the summer, after a 17-year association with the Merseysiders, and Sturridge admitted he is “devastated” to see the influential skipper go.
The 34-year-old’s appearances have been limited this season, leading him to agree a deal with MLS side at the end of the current campaign, while Sturridge has not featured since Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham in August.
But the former Chelsea striker believes his role model will return to the Anfield dugout in the future.
“I’m devastated he’s leaving,” Sturridge said.
“I think he’ll be at the club in some capacity very soon and I’m sure he’ll manage the club one day.
“Words can’t describe what he’s done for Liverpool as well as his country.
“He’s still a role model of mine. I look up to him, I think everyone in the squad does. He’ll be sorely missed – he’s somebody who’s given me a lot of experience and helped me to improve as a person and a footballer.”Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN