Steven Gerrard has been officially announced as the new Aston Villa manager, landing his first job in the Premier League after enjoying success in his time in the Scottish Premiership with Rangers.
The former Liverpool captain remains a club legend at Anfield, and many Reds fans will no doubt be keeping a close eye on his progress at Villa Park in the near future as they perhaps eye him up as a potential long-term successor to Jurgen Klopp.
Of course, Liverpool will be in no hurry to get rid of Klopp after the tremendous work he’s done for the club, but Gerrard will surely be in contention to take the job at some point in the future, depending on how his coaching career pans out.
The Villa job will no doubt be a big challenge for Stevie G, but it seems many LFC supporters have already noticed one intriguing thing about his move as it was announced today.
The 41-year-old has signed a contract until 2024 with Villa, which is the same time Klopp’s current Liverpool deal is due to expire.
Unsurprisingly, a fair few fans have picked up on this and it’s doing the rounds on Twitter this morning…
Steven Gerrard's new Aston Villa contract expires in summer 2024, the same time as Jurgen Klopp's… pic.twitter.com/O1XzOW4oSS
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) November 11, 2021
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is today expected to be named Aston Villa manager.
His contract will run until the summer of 2024. The same time Klopp’s Liverpool deal expires… ? pic.twitter.com/OTAgMygIYQ
— Anfield Central (@Anfield_CentraI) November 11, 2021
Gerrard to Liverpool 2024 https://t.co/IiBAlnIvqv
— T (@6YRNS) November 11, 2021
So Gerrard signed a 2 and half years contract with Villa and Klopp is leaving Liverpool in 2024 ? #StevieG
— Oaitse (@Celousrach) November 11, 2021