By Ray Livingstone

1st Nov, 2019 | 10:22am

Gerrard issues hands-off warning over Rangers first-team star – 'he isn't going anywhere'

Steven Gerrard has heaped praise on Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack and issued a hands-off warning to any interested parties. 

The 27-year-old midfielder has upped his gam massively this season and is playing the best football of his career.

Talking in his pre-match press conference on Friday, ahead of the cup semi-final against Hearts on Sunday, Gerrard said, “I think Ryan (Jack) is bringing the best out of himself, he is the one who deserves credit and the staff have has a whole have all helped but Ryan is certainly someone who comes in here on a daily basis and tries to be the best in training.”

He added, “Not interested in Ryan’s value, he isn’t going anywhere.”

Jack spent his whole career at Aberdeen until he moved on a free to Rangers in the summer of 2017.

His performances have steadily risen since then and he scored two goals in the 4-0 win over Ross County in midweek.

He was rewarded with a new two-year contract in October.

That will keep the fans’ favourite at Ibrox until 2023 although there’s talk that his new-found form will see interested parties coming in for him.

Gerrard has made it clear they will not be welcome.

In other Rangers news, ‘Best in the world’ – Gerrard praises Rangers fans for one thing after 4-0 win v Ross County