Former Everton star Michael Ball insists that Steven Gerrard would leave the club as soon as Liverpool came knocking if he were appointed as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor.
The Athletic have reported that Gerrard has been named as a potential successor by those within the club.
Gerrard, of course, is a Liverpool legend but he has been doing fine work at Rangers in Scotland.
The club won the Scottish Premiership title at a canter this season, going unbeaten to boot, and finishing 25 points clear of Celtic.
Gerrard would, naturally, be a shock appointment, as he is a bona fide Liverpool legend, spending 17 years at the club and winning the Champions League, the UEFA Cup, two FA Cups, three League Cups, and the UEFA Super Cup.
It would be a huge surprise if Everton did pursue him as a target but Ball believes that he has done a good enough job to earn his place in the conversation.
Nevertheless, he thinks the club would lose him as soon as Liverpool were on the lookout for a replacement for Jurgen Klopp.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “Jamie Carragher’s talking about Benitez, there’s even rumours of Steven Gerrard, but again, Steven’s been fantastic, he’s still young, but realistically, if he comes to Everton and does well, Liverpool are going to come knocking and he’s going to be off to Liverpool.”