Englishman has two more years left on his contract at Anfield.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has admitted for the very first time that he would like one day to become manager of the Merseyside giants, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The England international has been at Anfield throughout his whole career to date, making him that rare example in the modern game of a one-club man.
However, with the Three Lions skipper having turned 33 earlier this summer, he knows that the clock is starting to slowly tick down on his playing career, with the time approaching when he will soon have to hand up his boots.
And Gerrard has now revealed in an interview with Sky Sports News anchor presenter Hayley McQueen in twentyfour7 Football magazine that it is his ambition to manage Liverpool after he does finally decide to call it a day.
“The dream come true would be to manage Liverpool, when the Liverpool job becomes available,” said Gerrard.
“There are world-class managers there ready already but we’ll have to wait and see, it would be the icing on the cake.
“When you get to a certain age … my age, you need to start thinking seriously about a life after football.
“I just signed a one-year extension, I need to start planning for the future. I am planning on doing my badges and qualifications over the next 12 months.
“I definitely see myself as a manager rather than a coach, but that could change. I remember speaking to Jamie Carragher and he really fancied it but he’s decided media is what he wants to do.
“It’s strange seeing him on Sky but I’m really delighted he’s doing it … He can leave managing Liverpool to me!”
Gerrard made his debut for the Reds as a substitute against Blackburn Rovers in a Premier League match at Anfield on Nov 29 1998.
And in the intervening 15-year period, the midfield player has gone on to make 634 appearances in total for the Merseysiders in all competitions, scoring 159 goals in the process, including 98 strikes in 444 Premier League outings for the Reds.