Gerrard confirms positive talks with Rangers

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Steven Gerrard has confirmed his interest in taking over as manager of Rangers.

Rangers remain in advanced negotiations with Steven Gerrard over the managerial position at Ibrox after sacking Graeme Murty with just three games of the season left.

Gerrard will be in Rome on Wednesday as Liverpool aim to reach the Champions League final, holding a 5-2 first leg lead over Roma. "I've held positive talks. I'm busy now for a couple of days but I will pick it up on Thursday and we'll see if we can progress it".

The job would represent a huge task for the inexperienced 37-year-old considering that he has never managed at senior level.

Following the loss to Celtic, who won the Scottish Premiership for a seventh consecutive year thanks to the win, reports emerged that Gerrard - who is in charge of Liverpool's Under-19s side - is Rangers' top target to take over for next season.

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Rangers have endured a hard recent period and have sacked Murty off the back of a 5-0 defeat to Celtic in the Glasgow Derby.

They say sources close to Gerrard have told them that he is viewing a potential stint at Rangers as the flawless stepping stone to one day succeeding Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

"Graeme has had to contend with hard and challenging circumstances but conducted himself in a thoroughly professional manner".

Speaking to talkSPORT, Lampard said: "In terms of the size of the club and knowing Steven pretty well, I think it's a great opportunity for him".

Celtic legend Commons thinks that the pressure will be well and truly on the new Rangers boss to stop the Bhoys and he admits if he were in Gerrard's shoes he would not like to be given the job at the Gers.