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Klopp says Gerrard should celebrate “like a crazy devil”

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard will be back at Anfield as Aston Villa take on Jurgen Klopp’s team in the Premier League this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp will have a meeting with the former Liverpool midfielder and the club legend Steven Gerrard as Aston Villa will visit Anfield on Saturday.

After a wonderful stint at Scottish side Rangers, the Merseyside icon has made his way back in the Premier League. He will make his return on the Reds ground, but this time in the away dugout.

Supporters are expecting an emotional comeback for Gerrard, and Klopp wants the former captain to open up during the game.

In fact, Klopp has also experienced similar instances in the past while he was working in Bundesliga. The Liverpool boss told the reporters about Gerrard’s return to Anfield saying: “Wonderful story. I can imagine a bit how his feelings are. No sentiments, blah, blah, blah.”

“Meanwhile already Stevie is an experienced coach and manager. And knows exactly how to approach games. But he probably has no idea how it will feel when he steps into the stadium and out of the dugout.”

“I had that in a similar way the first time I went back to Mainz. And the first time I went with Liverpool back to Dortmund. It’s strange, you pretty much like all the people you meet when you step into the stadium. And that’s pretty much not normally the case.”

“When you go somewhere it is easier to be very competitive. I could handle it, Stevie will handle it. Stevie is friends with 99.9 per cent of the people working at Liverpool. And the 0.1 per cent never met him as they arrived after him. I’ve never heard a negative word about Steven Gerrard since I was here.”

“He’s a great guy and he will come here and want to win the football game. And after I shake hands we will go full throttle. And I remember when we scored for Dortmund at Mainz I forgot all about my story at Mainz. I celebrated like a crazy devil. He is allowed to do that as well, I just hope he has no reason for it.”