How things are going at Rangers couldn’t quite mirror the opposite of the situation at Steven Gerrard’s beloved Liverpool more, domestically at least.
The Anfield club are toiling like never before in the English Premier League, losing a fifth home match in a row for the first time in their 126-year history.
Chelsea were the latest club to take a scalp in front of an empty Kop and Jurgen Klopp is now cashing in all that money in the bank earned over the last few seasons on Merseyside.
Klopp, 53, has a Champions League trophy and a Premier League crown in his pocket, the latter something three decades in the waiting.
Even the most expectant Liverpool fan would surely be willing to write off this season unless their recent deterioration continues even after the return of £75m leader Virgil van Dijk.
That said, there was a domino feeling about that Liverpool Premier League win and it could be true of this side’s current demise.
The Anfield crown came before the long-awaited return of Leeds United to the Premier League, 16 years in the making, with the third leg of British football’s legendary exoduses Rangers’ long-awaited 55th title.
Similarly, there’s a domino feeling about Jurgen Klopp’s future at Liverpool and what it could mean for Rangers and Steven Gerrard – a man a year ago drowning under pressure now able to walk on water.
There’s a feeling in some quarters that Liverpool will sound the horn and pull the heartstrings of the Rangers manager should Klopp leave for any number of reasons.
A sacking remains unlikely, but perhaps Klopp personally believes he’s taken project Liverpool as far as he can or, as suggested in the Mirror, the Germany job becomes available.
Whilst the horn might not be sounding just yet, as the Anfield club fell to that history-making defeat against Chelsea, there were slight murmurs of the Ibrox gaffer ringing out around the ground.
Based on that now-legendary interview post-Livingston, Sweet Caroline was ironically playing over the tannoy despite the eventual defeat [Liverpool Echo].
Steven Gerrard claimed after the Livi tie that he does enjoy the Neil Diamond classic at the end of a victory.
🗣"Don't worry about Alfredo Morelos, he's dancing with no top on to Sweet Caroline" 🤣
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard's response when asked if striker Alfredo Morelos is worried about getting a certain reputation after being booked for diving in their 1-0 win over Livingston pic.twitter.com/wXIMqQevDe
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 3, 2021
The good times have never been so good for Rangers fans, and they’ll be hoping to hear it a few more times at Ibrox before the song gets louder at Anfield.
Rangers fans have been lavishing the Ibrox Gaffer with praise for his latest comments regarding the club’s charge for 55.