By Mark Smith

15th Dec, 2019 | 6:00pm

'Back to reality' - Dalglish comments on future of senior Rangers man

When Steven Gerrard extended his Rangers contract at nearly the exact same time as Jurgen Klopp did at Liverpool, Merseyside most likely went into meltdown.

Both are classed as Liverpool icons, and through no coincidence at all, they both signed extensions at their current clubs until 2024.

Gerrard has overseen a great transformation at Ibrox and is currently putting up the best challenge Celtic have seen in Scotland in many years.

That success has seen the Gers’ boss tipped as a potential successor to Klopp at Anfield in a number of years.

Sir Kenny Dalglish has told everyone involved with that speculation to get back to reality, claiming that Gerrard won’t be looking past the next week in Scotland, never mind Liverpool.

“But spare me the notion it all goes hand in hand for Steven to go to Anfield and replace Jurgen in five years’ time,” he wrote in his Sunday Post column.

“Listen, I know it’s Christmas time and we all like a good fairy tale. However, nobody – including Jurgen, Steven and me – can look five days into the future, never mind four or five years.

“For anyone to suggest otherwise is putting two and two together and coming up with 222. So, let’s get back to reality.”

Dalglish is spot on with his comments on the future, and Gerrard taking over at Liverpool is nothing more than a fairytale at this moment in time.

Rangers fans will most likely have the thought in the back of their minds that it is inevitable Gerrard eventually takes over at Liverpool. But to get excited over that already is one step too far, and everyone can rest easy at Ibrox for the next few years.

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