Rangers boss Steven Gerrard lets it slip there has been interest from Liverpool

Date published: Saturday 20th March 2021 2:37 - Matthew Briggs

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has intimated there has been interest from Liverpool on the back of his Scottish Premiership title this month.

Gerrard guided the Ibrox side to the title last weekend, stopping Celtic’s 10-in-a-row charge.

The former Liverpool midfielder is the toast of Ibrox after steering Rangers to their first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years.

It seems logical that Gerrard will return to Anfield at some stage, but he has been quick to play down the talk in recent months.

Speaking to ITV, Gerrard claimed despite Liverpool’s struggles, Klopp remains “one of the best managers”. He also said he hoped the German “stayed for a few more years” at his beloved Liverpool, as the club look to bounce back next season, with some online betting sites that accept paypal already offering generous odds on a Liverpool title.

Regardless of Gerrard’s feelings though he has now revealed there has been interest in his services. And “I don’t think I have to talk about where that comes from” said the 40-year-old when asked about what was next for him.

Gerrard told the Daily Telegraph:“I want to try and stay in the now, but I am always aware that there is a short, a medium and a long-term journey for me,” he says.

“I’m really happy in this job. The only real pressure in terms of my role is from my own family. My biggest challenge is to manage my home situation.

“My family don’t live in Glasgow, and it’s a case of me putting the hours on the road, being up and down. In terms of job satisfaction and being content, I’m proud to be in this position. I want more. The title has made me even more hungry and determined to add to that in the short and medium term. And who knows what comes after that?

“I know that is a question you have seen me answer in previous interviews, and I don’t want to add to any headlines. I think enough has been said on it.

“But I have got goals and targets and aims internally that I want to try to strive to achieve.

“There has been interest, and I don’t think I have to talk about where that comes from.

“All that does is that it tells me I am on the right lines. I am doing a decent job. My players are doing a decent job. I take it as a compliment.”


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No guard of honour for Rangers

Meanwhile, Celtic will not give a guard of honour to rivals Rangers when they meet at Parkhead on Sunday after losing their title of Scottish champions to them.

The Light Blues recently won their 55th Scottish Premiership title. In the process, they prevented their Old Firm rivals making it 10 in a row.

Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers had recently said on Sky Sports that his old club should show ‘humility and class’ by applauding Steven Gerrard’s men onto the pitch.

However, Celtic were not given a guard of honour at Ibrox in 2019 after clinching their eighth successive title.

With that in mind, Celtic will not be giving a guard of honour in return this year.

Interim boss John Kennedy told Sky Sports: “It is a subject that has been brought up and I’ve seen several people chatting about it.

“It was the same two years ago when we were the champions although, if I’m being honest, I don’t think such a fuss was made about it and I don’t see it as a big issue.

“We have spoken collectively about it and we won’t do it.

“It is not about lacking class. It is nothing like that because we are a club that always shows class and dignity and does what’s right.

“But ultimately, that same group of players who went there as champions and didn’t get respect at that time, if you want to call it that, are the same players who are being asked to stand there (this time).

“So we have decided, as a group, that we will just get on with the game.”

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