STEVEN GERRARD has revealed he asked Jurgen Klopp for advice before the took over as Rangers manager in May 2018.
The Ibrox gaffer has just guided the club to their first title success in a decade, but will not be getting too carried away with the breakthrough success after nine years of Celtic domination.
And 40-year-old Gerrard has the Liverpool boss to thank for remaining grounded after his first silverware success in charge of a club.
The Anfield icon, speaking to Sky Sports, admitted: “I remember having a conversation with Jurgen about management before I even took this role. ‘What are some of the key things you can tell me? What can I take from you that will help me moving forward?’
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“He always said to try and be as balanced as you can. Now I know exactly why he said that.
“I’ll be immensely proud of what we achieved, I’ll reset myself and do whatever I need to do in the background to try and make this group as strong and competitive as I can.”
Gerrard has been disappointed by not being able to win six of the domestic knock-out competitions since he arrived three years ago, but he aims to rectify that situation.
He added: “I’m as ambitious as anyone connected to this club. I want to try and get this club Champions League football and to defend our title with our life and I want to put the Cup thing right as it doesn’t sit well with me.
“I want to come back in pre-season with a fair chance of being successful, that’s all I ask for. Hopefully, the board will support me on that and we go again.”