By Ray Livingstone

13th Dec, 2019 | 4:35pm

Ibrox View: Path is clear to see as Gerrard signs new contract with Rangers

Steven Gerrard signed a new contract with Rangers on Friday that will keep him at Rangers until 2024.

A day that’s normally associated with bad luck was a brilliant one for Rangers, with Gerrard steering the club into the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday night.

The progress under Gerrard has been phenomenal and he is fully committed to the club – as you can see if you watch him on the sidelines at any game.

“When Dave King approached me about the possibility of extending my contract with Rangers, it was a very easy decision to make because I’m very happy and feel that we are building something special together at the Club,” Gerrard said.

Meanwhile, south of the border, something else interesting was happening.

Jurgen Klopp extended his contract as Liverpool manager until 2024.

Coincidence? We don’t think so. Klopp’s previous contract ran out in 2022 and the thinking has always been that Gerrard is his successor.

Liverpool fans are delighted that Klopp has committed for another four-and-a-half years after speculation was mounting that he would take a sabbatical in 2022.

For Rangers, it means that we’ve potentially got an extra two seasons with Gerrard at the helm.

There’s no better place to prepare for one of the biggest manager jobs in the world. Gerrard has a very visible goal and is playing European football.

It was a very good day for Rangers. And for Liverpool.

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