RANGERS OPINION

Steven Gerrard and Liverpool go together like fish and chips or mince and tatties – you can’t have one without the other. 

And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it is a little bit of a worry for Rangers supporters.

The boss has done a fine job since making the move to Glasgow, averaging 2.07 points per game, as per Transfermarkt.

Moreover, his team look like genuine title contenders this year, and are just two points behind Celtic with a game in hand on the Hoops going into the second half of the season.

But while progress is definitely being made, there remains that lurking spectre of his link with the Reds.

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No matter how well he does at Ibrox, or what he achieves in Scotland, there will always be the fear that he is just a phone call away from dropping everything to return to Anfield.

And the boss is perfectly honest about this too.

Speaking to Jamie Carragher on The Greatest Game podcast, Gerrard said: “I want to experience it. I want to experience managing at the top in the Premier League. The perfect situation is for my team, for Liverpool but I’m not daft enough to think I’m going to get it just because I was a good player for Liverpool Football Club.

“I have to go and prove I can do it first and foremost at Rangers or it might be Rangers to somewhere else, to somewhere else, but my aim and dream is to manage Liverpool. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t.

“I don’t see myself, or sit here saying to myself, I want to manage until I’m 60 or 70 years of age because I don’t. I want to experience managing at the top. If it happens in two years, great, if it happens in four… I’ll keep working to try and manage at the top.”

Obviously, it’s unlikely Gerrard is going anywhere anytime soon.

For one thing, Jurgen Klopp isn’t leaving Anfield in a hurry, with the best part of his success on Merseyside surely still to come.

To that end, nobody is questioning Gerrard’s passion or dedication to the cause at Ibrox either – you need only look at his reaction to the Gers’ win at Parkhead last month to see that.

But the fact remains, in his heart of heart the manager sees Rangers as a bit of a stepping stone, and that has to be a concern on some level.

In other news, Steven Gerrard provides update on crocked Rangers loan starlet, reveals future plans.

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