But whether the German tactician could be tempted to add to his midfield reinforcements remains up for debate.
McAteer has been blown away by the job Gerrard has done at Ibrox and thinks that Jurgen Klopp will "walk away" at the end of next season after trying to "retain" the Premier League trophy.
Thoughts on Liverpool's fixture pile-up?
Liverpool's quarterfinal at Aston Villa is due to take place on either December 17 or 18 but that conflicts with the Club World Cup in Qatar that same week.
Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he's desperate for title success after missing last season's Champions League final triumph.
Liverpool have 6 midweek features pencilled in a row between November 27 and January 2.
"I'm pretty sure Xhaka gives absolutely everything to do his best for Arsenal and their teammates to get them winning games". However, the only possible slots are reserved for their FA Cup matches and reserve days for the replays.
"I'm not concerned, somebody else has to be concerned, because we didn't make the fixtures, we didn't make the schedule", Klopp said after the match.
As per reports from the Daily Mail, Liverpool could play two different teams in two continents to take part in both the Carabao Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Liverpool now have nine days free between their Premier League matches against Sheffield United (January 2) and Tottenham (January 11), but this period is set aside for the third round of the FA Cup.
"If we would play while we're in Qatar, then we would need two different teams - but we can not leave any players at home for the Carabao Cup (League Cup)". "Hopefully it starts at one point, hopefully it starts now".
"I think a lot of people from the Premier League were watching on TV hoping Arsenal do it. Sorry!"
"If they don't find a proper date for us then we can not play the next round and whoever is our opponent will go through - or Arsenal will play it", Klopp told reporters at Anfield Wednesday following the 5-4 win on penalties.
"If they get through to the next round then you're into semi-finals, would you go with the young players again or would you bring the established players in?"
We will not be the victim of this problem.