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Jurgen Klopp’s Merseyside mansion that once belonged to Steven Gerrard

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May 17, 2024

Jurgen Klopp has lived in Formby with his wife Ulla Sandrock since 2015.

After taking the job as Liverpool FC manager, the 56-year-old moved into a house on one of Merseyside’s most expensive roads, Victoria Road, which is often dubbed “Millionaires Row”. With Klopp today confirming he will be stepping down as Liverpool manager at the end of the season, it seems likely the popular football boss and his wife will soon leave the home where they have spent almost nine years.

Down the years, Victoria Road has been home to footballers, managers and property tycoons, and the sprawling mansion Klopp currently lives in once belonged to Steven Gerrard.

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Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers bought the home from Gerrard back in 2012, with Klopp said to rent the huge house from Rodgers even now. The Reds’ manager, who has become a popular figure in the village, is occasionally spotted in local pubs and restaurants.

The multi-million pound mansion has a market rental value of several thousands per month, and rents can go as high as £12,000 per month on Victoria Road. Klopp and Rodgers have both spoken highly of each other in the past and are thought to enjoy a good relationship.

Steven Gerrard bought the house in 2005. The seven bedroom property was built by a Formby based property developer.

At the time it was the biggest house to be built in Formby for 90 years, and boasted seven-bedrooms, three living rooms, a home cinema, an indoor swimming pool and a landscaped garden.

In 2008 Gerrard built a state-of-art gym at the bottom of the home’s garden. At the time Gerrard’s architect, David Dickerson of DK Architects, said the pavilion would feature hand worked copper panels and large expanses of frameless glazing, giving uninterrupted views through and across the pavilion.

He said: “The pavilion has been conceived as a glass box sat within the grounds of our client’s house, and is situated within a stunning and integrated landscaping proposal, with elements such as free standing bronze walls and beautiful water features, which tie the proposed pavilion back into the main house.”

Sefton Council approved the plans and the gym was built. Gerrard decided to sell up in 2015 after announcing his decision to move on from Anfield and play professional football in LA Galaxy.

The Huyton-born footballer is understood to have later moved back to Formby prior to his appointment as manager at Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq.

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