Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore has rubbished suggestions that the Anfield side should sign Rangers boss Steven Gerrard so he gets a league winner’s medal at the end of the season.
Speaking during a questions and answers session with the Cape Town Official Liverpool Supporters Club in South Africa, Moore admitted his “love” for the Anfield icon but dismissed the idea he could return for their inevitable title win at the end of the season.
Moore pointed to the fact Gerrard has a contract with Rangers and the need to “cut” a player from their squad and deprive them of a medal as he quashed the notion.
“So the question is, ‘can we bring Steven Gerrard back to get a Premier League medal?’ and the question I ask you is: which player do you want to cut from the squad to make that happen?” Moore said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“If you haven’t noticed, he’s the employee of a different football club at the same time as well.
“Look, we all love Stevie G and we’re all very proud of him for his managerial career, but I keep seeing this ‘bring him in on a five-day contract so he can win a medal.’
“But it just doesn’t happen that way. Chemistry in a dressing room is important. Can you imagine that? That you have to cut a player, to say ‘you’re not going to get a medal’?
“It’s not like they’re handing these things out to everybody, you’ve got a squad, right? And also, you can’t add a player to a squad once it’s locked.
“Other than that, it’s really possible!”
Gerrard could end up with a league medal of his own as Rangers manager if he can close the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.
The idea he could return to Anfield is a ridiculous one – and likely one that Gerrard would be having none of either given his role at Ibrox.
Given how well he has started life in management, it probably won’t be long before he gets to celebrate a league success of his own rather than based on nostalgia.