With the end of the season now in sight, Steven Gerrard will be beginning to plan ahead.
The manager has already admitted that he’s looking to strengthen in the final third [Evening Times].
Therefore, a player he could be considering is Birmingham City’s Lukas Jutkiewicz.
The 30-year-old Englishman scored on Saturday afternoon, in his side’s 1-1 draw away at Ipswich Town.
It was a close-range finish which would ultimately prove costly for the hosts, who became the first side in the EFL to be relegated this season [BBC Sport].
The goal was Jutkiewicz’s 12th of the season. It’s a decent tally, without being spectacular. However, he’s also registered a highly impressive ten assists [WhoScored], suggesting he still offers a lot even when he’s not on the score sheet.
Going into next season, he might be just the type of player Steven Gerrard needs.
He’s experienced, but not over the hill. Someone who will regularly find the back of the net, but also bring teammates into the game.
After all, from the Gers squad, only the superb James Tavernier has more assists than Jutkiewicz this season.
He might not cost the earth, either.
The ex-Burnley player is valued at £2.7 million, but by the summer, he will only have a year left on his current deal at St Andrew’s [Transfermarkt].
Rangers should certainly consider enquiring about this frontman.
You never know, he might be another English-based player who fancies being part of Gerrard’s revolution.