Earlier today, we covered part of an interview where Rangers’ assistant manager Michael Beale talked about how happy he is at the club.

Speaking to ESPN Brasil, the 40-year-old claims to be glad to be working with Steven Gerrard, claiming he seems himself working with the coach for a few more years.

Now there was also that inevitable question, with ESPN wanting to know if Beale expects the former Liverpool captain to be the replacement for Jurgen Klopp at the Reds.

The assistant clearly didn’t want to make any controversial statements, despite showing confidence in Gerrard’s job.

“I find it difficult to predict the future, you must live today and try to be the best coach possible. At the moment, Klopp is one of the five best coaches in the world, and the best coach for Liverpool is Jurgen Klopp,” Beale told ESPN Brasil.

“I worked closely with him as an U-23 coach, and he’s fantastic for the players and his coaching staff. He’s done an incredible job so far.”

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“In the future, if Steven Gerrard can continue to be a success, win trophies and gain experience, then it’s possible that Liverpool will be his future. But… Every coach in the world dreams of leading a team like Liverpool. So let’s see what the future brings.”

Michael Beale worked as a coach at Liverpool’s youth ranks between 2012 and 2016, until leaving the club for an assistant job at Brazilian side São Paulo, which only lasted six months.

He then returned to the Reds as Head of Academy Coaching in 2017, and stayed for one year, until he was called by Steven Gerrard to join him at Rangers in 2018.