Former Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar has revealed that multiple Premier League clubs had approached Steven Gerrard last season.
Cuellar was recently talking to Marca about Gerrard’s success at Rangers this season and while he praised the Englishman, he also said that clubs in the English top flight did contact Gerrard – he believes the Gers boss is the successor to Jurgen Klopp.
Will Rangers hold on to Gerrard beyond 2022?
Gerrard reminds Cuellar of Klopp
In his interview with Marca, Cuellar had a lot of praise for Gerrard and the style of play at Rangers. He believes that his team tries to press high up the pitch and in that sense, Gerrard is reminiscent of Klopp.
Cuellar also talked about his future, saying that he will sit tight in Glasgow and wait for Liverpool to approach him. The former defender also revealed Premier League interest.
He said: “It’s a very aggressive team, very direct. They win it back and try to play very quickly. He (Gerrard) reminds me a bit of Klopp – in fact, I think he’ll be his successor.
“Last season some Premier League teams called him but I think he’ll sit tight in Glasgow and wait for Liverpool. This team can repeat (what we did), the authority and solidity they’re showing makes me convinced they’ll go far. They’ve played some really good games, like against Benfica.
“We were an even more direct team, this team has more quality.”
Gerrard arrived at Rangers in the summer of 2018 and since then, he has picked up a points per match tally of 2.21 so far (as per Transfermarkt). The recent Premiership title win is the first major honour of his managerial career.
Rangers should keep Gerrard
Recently, Tony Cascarino talked about Gerrard and he urged Premier League clubs to take a chance on the Englishman soon. He believes that if he was a Premier League chairman, he would look to hire Gerrard because of what he’s done with the Gers (As per Talksport).
That might be a reflection of how highly-rated Gerrard is and considering how he’s got Rangers back to the top, they should try to keep him for as long as they can.
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