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Steven Gerrard’s Rangers Become Favourites To Sign Ex-Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers Become Favourites To Sign Ex-Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge

Rangers have become the odds-on favourites to land ex-Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on a free transfer this summer.

The former Manchester City and Chelsea man, 29, left Anfield after his contract with the club expired and is now on the hunt for a new club.

And Oddschecker has found that bookies have slashed odds on Sturridge to head up to Scotland for a reunion with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.

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Select bookies have dropped odds from 16/1 to 6/4 on the England international to move to Glasgow.

According to Oddschecker, 64 per cent of punters are backing Sturridge to head to Rangers.

But Gerrard, 39, could face stiff competition in landing Sturridge as other clubs keep a close watch on the former Liverpool star.

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Premier League sides Aston Villa and Leicester City are 2/1 and 7/1 respectively, while odds are 3/1 on Sturridge to pack up his bags and head to an MLS club.

"Steven Gerrard will be desperate to shatter Celtic's Scottish sovereignty, and his old Liverpool mucker could be the final piece of Rangers' puzzle," says Oddschecker spokesman Callum Wilson.

"If he stays fit and hungry, Sturridge could be Stevie G's ticket into the Gers' folklore."

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Gerrard would welcome a reunion with Sturridge as he played alongside him during their time at Liverpool and England.

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And the Gers head coach previously claimed that his former teammate was the best English striker that he had played with.

"For me, when you talk about potential in this country, Daniel Sturridge is the player with the most," the Liverpool legend told the Daily Mail in 2014.

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"Ability-wise he is possibly the No 1 [English] striker I've played with, when you talk about speed, sharpness and skill and different types of goals.

"Some of the things he does in training blow me away. He could go as far as he wants to go."

Sturridge spent six years at Anfield and made over 100 appearances for the club.

But he ended his Liverpool career on a high note after winning the Champions League last season.

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Gerrard's first season in charge at Rangers saw his side finish second in the Scottish Premiership and nine points behind arch-rivals and champions Celtic.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Anfield, Daniel Sturridge, Football, REds, Scottish Premiership, Premier League, Steven Gerrard, Rangers

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