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Steven Gerrard Wants Celtic And Rangers To Play In The Premier League

Steven Gerrard Wants Celtic And Rangers To Play In The Premier League

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard claims that Celtic and Rangers competing in the Premier League would 'save' Scottish football.

The 39-year-old former Reds captain was appointed Rangers boss in 2018 and is mounting a serious title challenge against Celtic in the Scottish Premiership this season.

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But Gerrard has admitted that it would be "incredible" to see both Scottish sides compete in England's top-flight domestic league.

"I would love the Scottish league to filter into the English leagues, all of them, to save and help the Scottish game," he told Jamie Carragher on ‎The Greatest Game podcast.

Gerrard also believes that fans underestimate "how big" the Old Firm are outside of their heated clashes.

The Rangers boss explained: "People from England don't realise how big Celtic and Rangers are, because they only watch Old Firm games.

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"Can you picture now a Premier League with those two clubs in? The atmosphere at Celtic Park and Rangers is off the scale. It's a unique experience.

"I don't think it will ever happen, just because of the amount of power of the other [Premier League] clubs."

Gerrard's Rangers are second in the Scottish Premiership and are two points behind league leaders Celtic.

But the Gers have a match in hand over their arch-rivals in the title race.

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Gerrard has been heavily linked with a sensational return to Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp's successor.

However, the former England international admitted that he is in no rush to become Reds boss, saying he must "prove" he can do it at the Scottish side first.

"I wouldn't take the Liverpool job just because of what Jurgen said," he said. "I am mature enough to know that I have to be ready for the Liverpool job.

"Obviously, the perfect situation would be for my team, for Liverpool, but I'm not daft enough to think I'm going to get it just because I was a good player for Liverpool.

"I have to prove I can do it, first and foremost at Rangers or it might have to be Rangers to someone else to someone else."

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Topics: Football News, Celtic, Football, Scottish Premiership, Premier League, Steven Gerrard, Rangers

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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