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Barry Ferguson discusses when Steven Gerrard could leave Rangers for Liverpool

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Barry Ferguson discusses when Steven Gerrard could leave Rangers for Liverpool

Barry Ferguson has told Go Radio that he expects Steven Gerrard to remain in the Rangers hotseat for at least the next three season – before eventually swapping Ibrox for Anfield and moving down south to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

Gerrard is on the verge of tasting his first silverware as a manager after almost three years in the job at Rangers. But it is a big one – pipping Celtic to win his side’s 55th league title, and simultaneously stopping 10 in a row.

The Liverpool legend was sent off at half-time on Wednesday night but his players just about did the job, as Alfredo Morelos scored a late winner to beat Livingston 1-0 away from home. They need just four points from the remaining seven games.

 

Rangers legend Ferguson was asked about Gerrard’s future, who is contracted at Rangers until the summer of 2024. He believes Gerrard will remain at Ibrox for the next two or three seasons, but will eventually end up managing Liverpool.

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“I can’t see it happening just now,” Ferguson said. “Gerrard knows he needs to win trophies, but he’s two or three years from getting the job he wants. The first couple of years was hard for him, in time he will be a top manager.

“In time, he will be Liverpool manager – but I can’t see it in the next two or three years. It’s crazy that people are calling for Klopp to be sacked but Gerrard is still in an apprenticeship. I don’t see Klopp leaving Liverpool.”

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The first bit of silverware will not only come as a relief to Gerrard, but it will make him a Rangers legend. Stopping Celtic from winning 10, he will go down in history as one of the club’s greatest ever managers.

Certainly, in modern history, he has got the Rangers side playing a level of football greater than before. He has done it without breaking the bank, too. His biggest signing has been Ryan Kent, but none have been anywhere near as pricey as him.

The chance to play in next season’s Champions League, as well as looking to retain the title – a challenge which many deem harder than originally winning one title – will appetise Gerrard. He is not leaving Rangers any time soon.

Livingston v Rangers - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

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