Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers tips Steven Gerrard for management
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Steven Gerrard has all the qualities to make a successful career in management.
The Reds captain, who turns 35 in May, will join a Major League Soccer (MLS) club at the end of the season ending a 27-year association with Liverpool.
Rodgers also said there was "not a coaching offer made" because of Gerrard's desire to continue playing.
"I don't see any reason why he couldn't be a manager. He is a wonderful leader in the changing room," Rodgers said.
"I genuinely believe he can offer great advice. The experience he has of Liverpool and those bits of gold dust he can give players would be invaluable to youngsters."
Rodgers says he would welcome Gerrard on to his coaching staff in the future if he is still in charge at Anfield by the time the midfielder retires.
"If I was here as manager at that time he would be someone who would be great to have on the staff," Rodgers added.
"Steven is a type who is just not going to go into it blind, he is a thinker of the game, but his focus is very much on the present in terms of playing beyond this season."