Jurgen Klopp will make backroom staff decisions

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will make the final decision on whether Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher or Didi Hamann could return to Anfield, according to the Liverpool Echo. 

The report namechecks the legendary Liverpool trio and reveals the words of chief executive Ian Ayre.

Ayre claims Klopp will make the decisions regarding his back-room staff, insisting that the enigmatic manager will have to assess the club. 


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In the post-Brendan Rodgers era on Merseyside, Glen Driscoll and Chris Davies departed the club, while former coach Gary McAllister was handed an ambassadorial role. Klopp, meanwhile, has already brought Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz with him, but it's far from certain as to whether he will target Gerrard and co. 

One thing is for sure, it will be Klopp's decision whether he wants to add some famous faces of the past to his backroom staff. 

Ayre told reporters: “Those decisions will be Jurgen’s. But I think today and certainly the near future is about what we have and what Jurgen has to work with. That will be for him to assess. As is always the case there were some changes yesterday around the changes of manager.

“But it’s moving forward and there are no plans at this stage other than for Jurgen to get together with his staff this afternoon and take it from there.”

Don't expect it 

Let's be honest, it's extremely unlikely that Klopp is going to hand the likes of Gerrard and Carragher a role at the club in the near future. 

Of course, the return of a legend would help the 48-year-old get used to his new surroundings, but he will have his own ideas at this stage. And Ayre is right to let the new boss get on with it. Given time, the charismatic coach could lead Liverpool to great things. 

The club's faithful will be extremely excited ahead of their side's Premier League showdown against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on October 17. 

Should Klopp offer Gerrard, Carragher or Hamann a role at Anfield? Have your say below! 

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