But for a Steven Gerrard stumble five and a half years ago against Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers might well be idolised by the Liverpool faithful and Juergen Klopp’s love affair with an adoring Kop may have never got started.

Such thoughts spring to mind as Klopp’s impressive side, Premier League leaders with 16 wins in a row, prepare to host Rodgers’s third-placed Leicester City in Saturday’s big match at Anfield...

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