Keegan: Ancelotti-Gerrard combo would be ‘perfect’

Matthew Stead
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Liverpool legend Kevin Keegan feels a Carlo Ancelotti and Steven Gerrard combination would be perfect to usurp Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers was sacked as manager after Sunday’s draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby, and Keegan feels that former Chelsea and AC Milan boss Ancelotti – second favourite for the post behind Jurgen Klopp – would be a “perfect” replacement with former midfielder Gerrard as his assistant.

“I would like Ancelotti with Gerrard coming in when he has finished in America with a view to him taking over the job maybe in two, three or however many years,” Keegan said.

“That would be the perfect scenario. Second, Klopp. I don’t think there is anyone else other than those two.”

Keegan, who played for Liverpool for six years from 1971, also discussed Rodgers’ tenure at Anfield, with the former England boss believing the Northern Irishman had “taken Liverpool backwards,” and that he would prefer to manage Everton’s squad.

Keegan told beIN sports: “If I look at both squads and you said I could manage Everton or Liverpool I would have taken the Everton squad because there are a lot of young players in there, players with a big future ahead of them.

“At Liverpool they are not even that young. There are a lot of players in their mid to late 20s.

“He has spent a lot of money and I just hope that Fenway the owners have the courage to throw a bit of money at the new manager, whoever he is.”

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