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Gerrard to Rangers Reaction

It’s no secret that Steven Gerrard is in talks with Rangers for their vacant management position, but the former Liverpool midfielder will – if he wasn’t already – definitely be aware of the size of the task after watching their 5-0 humbling at Celtic Park yesterday.

Alan Shearer was talking about Steven’s possible switch on Match of the Day 2 last night, and he reckons it’s a “no-brainer” of a decision.

“He’ll be able to attract bigger players because of who he is and what he brings to the football club,” Shearer initially told BBC Sport.

“Wherever he goes, people will follow because he’s such a huge name.”

When appearing on Match of the Day’s sister programme last night, Shearer elaborated on his comments.

“It’s a big if because there are no guarantees but if everything is put in place and he is promised funds – and I’m pretty sure if he accepts they would have to deliver what they have promised to him – I think it’s a no-brainer for him,” Shearer told Match of the Day 2.

“If he were to take another job, for argument’s sake in the Championship, it’s a very, very tough league. He’s got to then also get up to the Premier League and there’s 12 or 13 teams can do that.”

Celtic’s massive victory has also put the magnitude of the task into perspective, according to the Scottish Daily Record’s Keith Jackson, who writes:

If the Liverpool legend did not realise the size of the task he is being asked to take on at Ibrox then here it was being demonstrated to him in glorious high definition.

The Daily Mirror’s Andy Dunn also reckons Gerrard’s move could end up being a temporary switch – with plans for the Anfield legend to return home when Jurgen Klopp calls it a day on Merseyside.

“It’s like a player who is 18 or 19 years old and they go and have a year here or there,” he told Sunday Supplement.

“It’s like Liverpool have told Steven he’s not going to be the manager here for quite a while, so go out on what would be a good loan move for him.

“Go and get a taste of big crowds, big pressure, a local rivalry that is every bit as tense as Liverpool and Everton or Manchester United and Manchester City.”

Rafa Benitez and Steven Gerrard at Liverpool in 2004.
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