Gerrard, 42, replaced Dean Smith at Villa Park last November with the aim of providing the ‘continuous improvement’ that owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens were looking for.
However, after a disappointing end to last season and a slow start to the current campaign, Gerrard has so far failed to make the progress he promised on his appointment. Villa currently sit in 16th place with just two wins recorded from their opening nine games after what has been a disappointing start to what is a great season for the club.
Despite his struggles in claret and blue, Gerrard has been backed by his former teammate Murphy to go on and succeed Klopp at Anfield, which was a major talking point when Villa boss first made the switch from the Rangers to the West Midlands almost a year ago. . “I think Steven Gerrard or Xabi Alonso could manage Liverpool, absolutely, yes,” Murphy told Fair Betting Sites of his former Liverpool team-mate, a legend on Merseyside.
“I don’t think any of them have done enough to warrant that. I don’t think there’s a Liverpool fan on the planet, regardless of the start of the season, who would even be thinking about a possible trade with Klopp. I don’t see that at all.
“I think it’s a great couple of seasons for Stevie at Villa to show his credentials, implement his style. It’s been a bit of ups and downs for him at Villa. He’s probably the first to say that, so we’ll just have to wait and see.”