Rafa Benitez reacts to speculation linking Steven Gerrard with Rangers

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Installed for a second spell as interim manager because of the failures of supposedly more permanent candidates, Murty went into the most recent derby against Celtic having had to fend off questions about his future after his chairman wrote to the club's season ticket holders to say that whoever got the job on a longer-term basis would be expected to deliver "immediate success".

If Gerrard is appointed by Rangers, former Fulham and Chelsea goalkeeper Schwarzer said the 37-year-old must deliver in the Scottish Premier League.

Steven Gerrard is being linked with a move to Glasgow Rangers, so could he bring one of Liverpool's brightest prospects to Ibrox?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits Steven Gerrard will have his full support if he chooses to become Rangers boss.

"During my first training session with the club, there was one person who I was desperate to impress - and it wasn't manager Rafa Benitez", the Stoke City forward revealed in the column.

Free trade deal with European Union "overwhelmingly probable", says Brexit minister
She said: 'Coming out of the customs union means that we will be free to have those deals, deals that suit the UK. David Sterling's letter to the man who now works as the prime minister's Europe adviser was sent last August.

"I know he has always wanted to be a manager, I know that from my time working closely with him at Liverpool, it was something that he wanted to do". I can imagine clubs are interested in signing Stevie, (he has) massive experience as a player so I would think about him signing for a club. We will support him whatever he wants to do.

Given Gerrard's links with Liverpool - he is now an academy coach at Anfield - it would be little surprise, if he did get the job, if he looked to use his connections with the Champions League semi-finalists when he considered potential targets for Rangers.

Another Liverpool great, John Barnes, proved less successful at Celtic, lasting just eight months as head coach in 1999.

Hibernian and former Celtic manager Neil Lennon said to appoint the untried Gerrard to such a high-profile role would be "a risk on both parties".

"I'm sure it will be positive for him".

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