Rangers are keeping the pressure on Celtic in the race for the Scottish Premiership title.
Steven Gerrard was appointed manager in the summer and aimed to end their rivals dominance in Scotland. The former Liverpool captain has made a decent start to life in management, guiding the Gers to second in the standings so far, just three points behind Brendan Rodgers’ team though Celtic have a game in hand. Gerrard strengthened heavily in the summer and could open his chequebook again in January.
Celtic are showing no signs of slowing down and new additions in the New Year could give Rangers the boost they need to get their hands on the league trophy finally.
One man who should be on Gerrard’s shortlist is Liverpool outcast – Lazar Markovic. Valued at just £4.5m by Transfermarkt, the Serbian arrived at Anfield from Benfica back in 2014 for £22.5m. The Serb arrived with a reputation as one of Europe’s hottest prospects but failed to meet expectations following his move to Merseyside. After various loan spells, Markovic was expected to be sold in the summer, but his transfer back to Anderlecht collapsed, and he stayed put in Liverpool.
It’s highly likely the 24-year-old will be sold when the transfer window opens, and Rangers could be the perfect home. Markovic’s best spell came during a loan spell with Hull City, and Gerrard could be the man to get his career back on track. With blistering pace and expert dribbling ability, the Serbia international would be a handful for Scottish defences and lessen the goalscoring burden on the shoulders of Alfredo Morelos.
Markovic is yet to realise his potential – moving to Scotland could be the change he needs to become the player everyone expected him to be.
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