Gerard Houllier, the manager who made Gerrard Liverpool captain in 2003, believes this is the correct path for the former midfielder to take if he does intend to replace Jurgen Klopp sometime in the future.
However, Klopp has swiftly shut down any hope of a clause in the deal that gives Palace an advantage in what will be a tussle to sign the 27-year-old in the summer.
"He is doing a really good job at the academy at the moment with his presence and everything".
It looks like Albion will miss out on a place in the Europa League for next season but Pulis wants his team to finish as high up the table as possible to help him attract players in the summer. "But we will tell you exactly which team when we want to tell you".
If the Baggies fail to score against Liverpool tomorrow it will be the first time since 2003 they have gone four successive games without a goal.
Bournemouth grabbed a late equaliser after Klopp had switched to a back three and Stoke also found it easy enough to breach the reinforced rearguard last weekend when Jon Walters found himself all alone in the six-yard box. We are still waiting.
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"This season [we lost] not because we didn't have a plan B but it was around having problems in various matches".
Ben Woodburn is likely to make way while Daniel Sturridge is pushing for a recall but I think Divock Origi may get the nod up front once again.
"If we would have played like that in the first half and Roberto and Phil would have been on the pitch, I can only imagine if the difference would still have been that big". I'm pretty sure he could have a few games.
LIVERPOOL are taking on West Brom on Sunday at the Hawthorns, but who could Jurgen Klopp start? 'Actually I lose a bit of respect if people say things like this.
Both players have been extensively linked with moves away from Anfield at the end of the season, but Klopp refused to provide the media with more information about his transfer plans during a press conference on Thursday.