Amidst Rangers’ first Scottish Premiership title win in ten years, the inevitable debate revolving around Steven Gerrard and the managerial hotseat at Liverpool soon followed.
There have previously been suggestions that FSG could be lining up the former Reds’ midfielder for the role at Anfield should Jurgen Klopp depart in the near future.
Despite former Reds’ hero Mark Lawrenson stating that the 40-year-old is “not ready” for the job, it could soon be time for Gerrard to take his fledgling coaching career to the next level.
Initially, it is clear that the former midfielder has had a dramatic impact on Rangers. Appointed in June 2018, he has transformed the Glasgow outfit from a side perennially in the shadow of fierce rivals to one capable of toppling the Hoops’ monopoly in Scotland.
Their first title in ten years then is a remarkable achievement, highlighted by Gerrard’s “emotional” response at the team’s coronation.
Whilst not the strongest league in Europe, the way he has gone about getting Rangers back to the top has been impressive.
The Gers have been unstoppable this season, currently undefeated after 32 matches of the campaign, a fantastic achievement regardless of the league.
Their goalscoring has also been comparable to Liverpool in their title-winning season. The likes of Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent and James Tavernier have helped the club to a stunning record of 77 goals in just 32 matches at a rate of 2.4 per game.
This style of play would surely go down extremely well at Anfield considering the attacking talents on offer at the club.
On the topic of the Reds, it could soon be the perfect time to make a change.
The reigning Premier League champions have faltered in their title defence, leading to rumours Jurgen Klopp could depart. Of course, it would be a sad end to a fruitful relationship between the German and the Merseysiders but a managerial switch could be a necessity at the club in the near future if things don’t show signs of improvement.
Liverpool would certainly have to take caution in appointing a former hero after Frank Lampard’s sacking at Chelsea proved that hiring a young ex-player doesn’t always work.
However, with more patience compared to Roman Abramovich’s ruthless approach at Stamford Bridge, the Reds could see Gerrard thrive at Anfield at some point in the near future.
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