Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern are keeping their heads down following last week’s humbling defeat against arch-rivals Celtic which ultimately led to Graeme Murty’s dismissal.
Liverpool legend and current U18 manager, Steven Gerrard, is the favourite to take the Ibrox job and commented that discussions with Rangers’ brass were progressing well. It would be Gerrard’s first senior management role, and the former England captain would have a huge job on his hands. He has however enjoyed plenty of success with Liverpool’s academy side this season.
Jurgen Klopp even exclaimed that the Reds would do all they could to help Gerrard should he depart for Scotland. Who knows, could that mean potentially even giving their former captain a few of their fringe players to help strengthen his squad?
One man who looks to have no future at Anfield is Daniel Sturridge. The former Chelsea forward is not the player he used to be after being plagued with injuries during Klopp’s tenure, despite thrilling for a while under Brendan Rodgers. The German can no longer depend on the 28-year-old who was loaned to West Brom in January.
Even at the Hawthorns, he has made just three appearances after suffering a hamstring injury, and his injury record is likely to deter suitors in the summer window. Therefore, the Scottish Premiership could be the perfect destination to get his career back on track.
Valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, Sturridge is still a world-class forward when he is fully fit and would guarantee goals. Liverpool are unlikely to demand a hefty fee for the forward who is costing them significant wages and perhaps a move for him if Gerrard did move to Ibrox could help win the Light Blues the league once again.
The opportunity to work with his former team-mate in a new environment could be the move Sturridge needs to make if he is to represent his country again.
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