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Rangers’ Amazing Goal Shows Why Steven Gerrard Is Perfect Next Liverpool Boss

Rangers’ Amazing Goal Shows Why Steven Gerrard Is Perfect Next Liverpool Boss

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Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Fans are reacting to Rangers' sensational team goal in the Europa League, pointing out its evidence of why Steven Gerrard should be the next Liverpool boss.

The Liverpool legend is proving a managerial success north of the border and the free-flowing goal Rangers scored during their 5-2 win over Royal Antwerp on Thursday had a strong LFC identity to it.

'Pass and move,' is a Liverpool creed and that could be seen brilliantly in the fluid, end-to-end move that eventually put Rangers into a 3-1 lead at Ibrox.

Glen Kamara originally fakes to take a long punt downfield, but instead plays a short pass and Rangers ping the ball about with ease until it finds Ianis Hagi. He feeds Alfredo Morelos who burns past a defender with ease, then fires the ball in for Ryan Kent to finish.

The Antwerp defence is cut to pieces as Gerrard celebrates on the touchline.

Rangers won the last-32 tie 9-5 on aggregate and the swashbuckling attacking play seen in this 'Gerrard-ball' goal would undoubtedly be welcomed one day at Anfield.

Gerrard's Rangers are showing substance as well as style, however, as they've built a commanding lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership: a whopping 22 points above Celtic with both sides having played 30 games.

The 40-year-old's former club are struggling in 2021 with long-term injuries to their three best central defenders and a spectacular nose-dive in form.

But given all that Jurgen Klopp has done for the club since he joined in 2015 - taking the team to two Champions League finals, winning one, and delivering a long-awaited Premier League title - his job is under no immediate pressure at all.

However at some point the 53-year-old will leave the Anfield hot seat and Gerrard would be an obvious candidate to replace Klopp, given his ties to the club.

Goals like the one Rangers scored against Antwerp show that it might be more than just a romantic ideal, as Gerrard could well be capable of delivering the kind of slick attacking football that Liverpool fans crave.

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Topics: Liverpool, Europa League, Steven Gerrard, Rangers