A penny for Steven Gerrard’s thoughts on Liverpool Rangers

A penny for Steven Gerrard’s thoughts on Liverpool Rangers
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 02: Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 02, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ok, we know fine well that this article will probably attract some of the angry types in our support who like to get upset over the shape of their bread, but we’re not interested in that. We are, however, intrigued at the Steven Gerrard angle of Rangers’ colossal pairing with Liverpool.

Current Aston Villa manager Gerrard has barely been mentioned on Ibrox Noise the past few months, so it stands to reason us doing so now will draw accusations we’ve done nothing else but yap about him. Que sera.

But we are intrigued at how our former boss feels seeing his ex-club face his ex-club.

He is 100% Liverpool – he was in no way ever a true Rangers man. He is using Villa as a stepping stone to the Liverpool job, having admitted in recent weeks that he ‘served his apprenticeship’ in management at Ibrox.

That’s what it was to him, a learning exercise, how to be a coach.

It could have been any club – it just happened to be us. And we did get 55 from it (eventually) and we regained a lot of credibility in Europe as well, so we don’t hold much of a grudge against Gerrard. Life is way too short.

So we wonder how he feels. There’s no question he will be on Liverpool’s side, with, perhaps, a soft spot for us given he still has friends up here. But anyone thinking the man might have divided loyalties can forget it.

Villa are another step on his Liverpool ladder, so while his professional focus is on them, his interest isn’t.

It is all about getting Klopp’s job one day, when he thinks he’s ready.

But for a man who spent over three years at Ibrox, how did he feel seeing Rangers drawn with Liverpool?

This only happened 10 months after he left, of course, so he’s probably absolutely delighted he quit, because the last thing he’d ever have wanted to do was face Liverpool in management… wait a minute…

Being serious, a penny for his thoughts on this one…

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  1. He has next to no chance of getting the Liverpool job. I think he’ll be lucky to see out the season at villa

  2. Jamie O’Hara got it spot on ,he must regret leaving gers seeing the draw , especially once aston villa “part company” with him this season …😳.Very doubtful he would have got us to CL mind you or EUL final for that matter .

  3. Let’s face it had he still been here there’s a possibility we wouldn’t have qualified for th cl…

  4. I guess he’s had a wee chuckle and will look forward to the games. He will probably attend both ties and – being Villa manager – conduct himself professionally – at least outwardly. I also don’t think he would have minded facing Liverpool much as a Rangers manager. Quite on the contrary, he would probably have enjoyed this challenge against his former club. He chose Villa and the PL knowing that he would have to face off against Liverpool at least twice a season. Far too professional and eager to be successful.

  5. Another step towards that “mutual parting of the ways” after the weekend …tick tock tick tock …

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