A leading Rangers insider has claimed the club have rubbished reports they could be set for a friendly with Liverpool in pre-season – but admits that could be subject to change.
David Edgar of Heart & Hand is one of the most prominent fan media voices in Rangers circles and was discussing a report which claimed Anfield’s prodigal son Stevie G would be returning to Merseyside this summer.
This is Anfield – one of the leading Liverpool fan voices and blogs – made the claim earlier in the week and had Gers fans salivating at the prospect.
However, Edgar has since asked the club about the reports and at this stage he has been handed a firm rebuttal – however he’s clear this could change behind the scenes in the weeks to come.
On top of this, the Heart & Hand host also suggested from a personal point of view that the events of 2008 in Manchester could hurt Gers fans hoping to travel to the ground to see their side.
“Now of course that doesn’t mean it won’t be the case so if it’s announced and then people say ‘you told us it wasn’t’ I’m only telling you what we’ve been told, that it’s not happening.
“I would be surprised if it happened purely because after 2008 police down there have a bit of a fear about thousands and thousands of Rangers fans travelling which they undoubtedly would.”
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is a legend at Liverpool and since taking over at Ibrox has undoubtedly strengthened the bonds between both clubs.
But if the Gers aren’t to play a pre-season friendly at Anfield, we’ll just need to draw them in the Champions League next season instead.
Even if the club has rubbished claims regarding a Liverpool friendly in pre-season, there is one Premier League side the Gers are set to face in the coming weeks.