Rangers manager Steven Gerrard comments on whether he will raid Liverpool for players

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has commented on the rumors that he will be set to raid his former club Liverpool as he looks to rebuild the Gers as genuine Scottish Premiership contenders.

The Gers have completed the signing of former Liverpool player Jon Flanagan and is has also been reported that he could use his connections at Anfield to bring in the likes of Ben Woodburn, Dominic Solanke and Harry Wilson.

While all three of the youngsters are highly-rated, they are all three coming off rather underwhelming seasons, a move to the Scottish Premiership could allow them with an opportunity to get experience under their belt and build confidence as they look to kick-start their careers.

When asked if he will raid Liverpool for players, Gerrard said: 

“Brandon Barker [of Manchester City] is speculation. There’s not enough room for all the wingers we’ve been linked with — Ryan Kent, Harry Wilson, Barker and Jordan Jones.

“I don’t know how I’d fit them all in. I’m a fan of all the names, but it’s speculation. Dominic Solanke? Ben Woodburn? Also speculation. But we need more forward options.

“The priority initially was in the defensive areas. We needed bodies in the centre of defence, and needed to give support in the full-back areas.

“There’s a group of names we’re monitoring and assessing in the forward areas.”

The Gers have also been linked with former Liverpool star defender Martin Skrtel. The 33-year-old Skrtel made 242 Premier League appearances for the Reds between 2008-2016 and was a former team-mate of Gerrard.