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Steven Gerrard becoming Liverpool boss discussed informally by all parties after Rangers boss signs new deal

STEVEN GERRARD swapping Rangers for Liverpool has been “discussed informally by all parties” according to reports.

The Athletic claims the Gers gaffer is in regular contact with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and the Anfield sides powerbrokers.

Steven Gerrard took over at Rangers last summer

It comes after both Klopp and Gerrard signed long-term club deals last week, which both end at the same time.

Writing in his column, former BBC man David Ornstein said: “On the same day as Klopps deal was announced, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard signed a new contract to keep him in charge of Rangers until 2024 and the parallels did not go unnoticed.

“It is no secret that Gerrard and many at the club would like him to manage Liverpool one day and, while it may never happen, the subject is understood to have been discussed informally by all parties.

“Gerrard is thought to be in regular contact with Klopp and Liverpools leadership.”

Reds legend Gerrard who lifted the Champions League as Liverpool captain in 2005 revealed he took just a few moments to pledge his long-term future to Ibrox.

He said: It was a pretty straightforward conversation when Ross Wilson and Stewart Robertson approached me.

“It was only over a week ago and I asked them to park it up for a week because of the magnitude of the games.

“But if those games werent there, it would have been done in five or ten minutes.

“I think that shows the commitment myself and the staff have got here.

“We believe we have moved the club forward in a lot of areas.

“But there is still work to be done and we are confident we can do that.

“I am extremely happy and proud. It takes me back to when I came in. That was such a big day and this feels similar.”

In September, Champions League-winning boss Klopp said Gerrard would be the ideal candidate to replace him in the Anfield hot seat.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side are top of the English Premier League
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are top of the English Premier League

Steven Gerrard celebrates Alfredo Morelos' strike against Young Boys

Steven Gerrard celebrates Alfredo Morelos’ strike against Young BoysHe told FourFourTwo: “Kenny [Dalglish] and Stevie have both been a really big support from day one.

“Second, my position as a manager has nothing to do with the people around me.

“If Liverpool were to sack me tomorrow, then maybe Kenny would be the first choice to replace me, but they would probably bring Stevie down from Glasgow.

“If you ask who should follow me, Id say Stevie. I help him whenever I can.

“If someone gets your job, its not about them, its about you not being good enough.

“Im old enough to know that I give this job everything. Im not a genius, Im not perfect, but I give the club 100 per cent.

“If thats enough, great. If its not, then its just the problem of the situation.


“Im not jealous, Im not sceptical. Im completely open. If you want my help, youll get it.

“My family often thinks that Im too quick to open up, but I think being any other way is a waste of time.

“I love life, I love my job, I like most people thats how it is.”