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Steven Gerrard’s Rangers appointment could be exactly what Jordan Rossiter needs


Steven Gerrard’s Rangers appointment could be exactly what Jordan Rossiter needs

Once dubbed ‘the next Gerrard’ Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter has had his troubles since arriving at Ibrox.

It is being reported that Liverpool legend and current under-18s coach Steven Gerrard is in the running to become the new Rangers boss. The Scottish Sun is reporting that the former Liverpool star is in talks regarding the role, which would see him face off against former boss Brendan Rodgers in Old Firm derby matches.

Gerrard would take over permanently from Graeme Murty at Ibrox, who has manned the ship since the sacking of Pedro Caixinha seven months ago. At one point it seemed the former Reading man might be in the running for the job, but recent events have seen him fall way down the pecking order.

The news has seen mixed reactions from Rangers fans. Many would rather see a more experienced name arrive at Ibrox this summer.

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However, one man in Glasgow who will likely want to see this move happen is Rangers midfielder, Jordan Rossiter.

The 21-year-old was himself once dubbed the ‘next Steven Gerrard’. After impressing with the Liverpool youth teams he made his first-team debut for his beloved club as a 17-year-old in September 2014. He went on to score a Gerrard like goal after just 10 minutes to cement his reputation.


But later that season he suffered an ankle injury and the following season a hamstring problem. With his first-team options at Liverpool looking limited, Rossiter headed to Rangers at the end of his contract on Merseyside.

It was supposed to kickstart his fledgeling career, but injuries have again played their part in preventing Rossiter from real success at Ibrox.

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Which is why the arrival of Gerrard could be such a boost for the player. The former Liverpool captain knows exactly what Rossiter is capable of. He has seen it first hand as part of the same Liverpool squad as the youngster.

Rangers fans also know the talent their young midfielder possesses, he just needs the right opportunity, luck and manager to let him shine.

Gerrard could undoubtedly be that man considering the undeniable link between the pair. The appointment of this Liverpool legend would undoubtedly be a massive boost for the Rangers starlet. It might be exactly what he needs to turn his Ibrox stay into a major success.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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