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Former Rangers favourite Barry Ferguson doesn’t think fans need to worry about Steven Gerrard leaving the club anytime soon, writing in his Daily Record column.
After Frank Lampard’s big leap from Derby County to Chelsea, Ferguson says it has reminded some around Ibrox that Gerrard is a Liverpool legend, in a similar way Lampard is to the Blues, and could one day make a stunning move to Anfield as manager.
However, before that happens, he expects that the Gers boss will be eager to make his current club as competitive as possible before entertaining a switch.
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Writing for The Daily Record, the Rangers legend said:
“I’ve bumped into a lot of punters recently and they’re all saying much the same thing. The only dark cloud on the horizon is the prospect of Gerrard doing a Lampard on them. But I think they can relax for a while as Klopp has a few years left in him yet.
“Also, Gerrard won’t want to move on until he has achieved what he set out to do when he took this job on. You can tell when you listen to the guy he is as desperate to get Rangers back to the top of the Scottish game as any of the diehards in the stands.
“So what he has to do now is lead the club to some cup finals and make Rangers properly competitive in the title race by taking it down to the wire.”
Clearly the prospect of Jurgen Klopp leaving Anfield anytime soon is ludicrous having just won the UEFA Champions League, but in the long-term Gerrard is likely to be closely associated to the Reds given his legendary playing career at the club.
While Lampard didn’t achieve much of note at Derby before his move to Chelsea, any inexperienced manager’s CV is bolstered by trophies more than anything and that will be Gerrard’s big aim at Rangers.
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The Ibrox outfit haven’t won a major honour since 2011 and with arch-rivals Celtic continuing to win treble after treble, the pressure will be on to bring success back to Govan next season.
Until the Rangers boss delivers on that, any talk of him moving to the Premier League is very premature.