On Thursday, Steven Gerrard addressed his plans for the future amid links with a return to Liverpool.

Current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp tipped him to be his eventual successor at Anfield, but the Gers boss was quick to play down that notion despite being ‘flattered’ by the comments [Daily Mail].

Klopp has been impressed by Gerrard’s first management stint. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Not only that did he do that but he took the opportunity to stress his dedication to Rangers.

Gerrard reiterates his Rangers commitment

“I have no immediate plans to go back down the road,” said Gerrard, as quoted by the Scotsman. “I’m really happy here at Rangers, I’ve got a big job.”

“I’m in a fantastic job right now at a huge club. I’m honoured to be the Rangers manager, very thankful and appreciative of the opportunity. I’m right in the mix of this, my head is totally on the job 
in hand.

 

“The last 15 months have gone really quick. It’s been an eventful journey of ups and downs. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and I’m sure there is more in the pipeline. For me, it’s just important to focus on now.”

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The Gers have started this season strongly, both domestically and in Europe. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

Clearly, landing the Liverpool job is the ultimate goal for Steven Gerrard, who is a legendary figure on Merseyside for his exploits as a player.

Yet, you get the impression that with that an unrealistic prospect, for now, there’s no place he’d rather be than Ibrox.

This season is a huge one for Gerrard and staff, after the second summer of wholesale changes to the playing personnel. It’s very much his project and if he can complete his revolution by delivering major silverware back to the club, it will be a remarkable success story.

Rangers may not be his boyhood club, but there’s a palpable desire from the 39-year-old to bring back the glory days. His continued presence is very much a plus for the football club.

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