Steven Gerrard is one of the most recognised faces to come out of Merseyside and yet half of the county look at the former England captain for all the wrong reasons.
Everton fans will always be first to give Gerrard a bit of stick, mainly because the Liverpool legend fired nine times against the blue side of the city.
Now retired and set for his maiden season as a manager, with Scottish Premiership outfit Rangers, the 38-year-old could be up to his old tricks again.
Indeed, according to reports from the Liverpool Echo, the Gers boss is interested in signing talented Toffees midfielder Alex Denny this summer.
The 18-year-old was once again a standout performer in the Toffee’s under-23 campaign and even forced himself into Everton’s Europa League squad against Apollon Limassol.
The England youth international looked set to sign a new deal with Everton. However, negotiations have stalled, and Gerrard is taking no time in preparing a swoop for the young Evertonian.
Considering Gerrard’s influence on English football and the fact both he and Denny played/play similar roles as versatile midfielders, the Ibrox boss could be the perfect figure for Denny to continue his development under.
However, this would mean betraying his Everton routes in joining the Kopite legend in Glasgow.
Ranger’s restricted budget means the club cannot afford to waste money, and with Gerrard starting his new full-time role on Friday, the out-of-contract youngster could be the perfect first signing on a free.