The Liverpool Echo has reported that Liverpool defender Connor Randall is to leave Anfield this summer, but will not be short of interest from England or Scotland this summer. Will Rangers be one of those interested clubs?
Now 23 years of age, Randall has failed to break into Liverpool’s first team of late. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s excellent performances have put paid to any chance of that happening under Jurgen Klopp.
Randall, who can also play in holding midfield and on the right flank, is set to see his contract at the end of June expire. The Echo claim Scottish Premiership and English Football League sides are interested.
So, should Rangers be one of those sides, given Steven Gerrard’s connections to Liverpool? Rangers have options on the right side of the defence, especially since bringing in Matt Polster from Chicago Fire in January.
James Tavernier remains first choice, while Jon Flanagan has been used on the left side of defence more so than he has at right-back. Randall has played eight times for Liverpool’s senior side, but also has experience in Scotland.
Randall has also played 27 times for Hearts, and impressed during his time at Tynecastle. On a free and very versatile, the Liverpool academy product would be a top signing for any Scottish Premiership side.
Andy Halliday has shown that even though he is far from the best player in Gerrard’s squad, his versatility – left-back and central midfield – has made him a crucial part of the Rangers squad.
Randall can be a similar player. With plenty of years left ahead of him, available for nothing and very versatile, Rangers have to use Gerrard’s connection and lure the right-back to Ibrox.