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Ex-teammate could join newly-appointed Gerrard at Rangers – report

Rangers have this afternoon announced Steven Gerrard as their new manager, and fans in the Transfer Tavern will be looking at the changes he will make towards their team to help improve them.

And, according to a report in The Sun, the former Liverpool player is expected to bring Gary McAllister and Martin Skrtel to Ibrox, with the latter in a player-coach role.

The 33-year-old defender is currently playing in Turkey with Fenerbahce having left Anfield two years ago – however, it is believed that Gerrard would like to bring him to Glasgow in a bid to help him turn around Rangers’ fortunes.

The pair played together for eight years at the Kop and struck up a friendship that could soon be reunited with the Gers, as they look to compete with former manager Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic, who will complete back-to-back domestic trebles if they beat Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final later this month.

Skrtel’s arrival could also signal the end for Bruno Alves, who has had a miserable time at Ibrox since joining from Cagliari last summer.

The Portugal international was brought to the club last summer under Pedro Caixinha – however, it was believed he almost left the club in January, but a move had failed due to an injury problem.

Landlord’s Verdict: The Rangers fans in the Tavern will be delighted that movements are finally set to happen and would be interested in seeing Skrtel joining the club.

However, a number of the fans will be wary of what he can offer, having had a lot of expectation for Bruno Alves when he first joined, and ultimately that resulted in very little indeed.

Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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