New Rangers goalkeeper Andy Firth has admitted that the Glasgow club is a “home away from home” for it’s former Liverpool players.
The Scottish giants appointed Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as their manager last summer and the former England captain has made a number of signings from his old employers this season.
Firth started his career as a youngster with Liverpool, where he worked with Gerrard in the club’s under 23 set up. He will be keen to impress his new manager after the 22-year-old signed on an 18-month deal from National League side Barrow and believes that working with his former teammates will be a massive help as he settles into life at Ibrox.
“It’s going to be a home away from home!’’ Firth told Rangers official website.
We worked it out last night – there is seven staff I know and three players I’ve worked with before, so thankfully that will be a big thing moving away from Liverpool.
“I’ve lived there for eight years but I’m basically moving to the Scottish Liverpool with the amount of Scousers there are up here! So it should really help me.
“I grew up in the same youth team as Ryan Kent and Jordan Rossiter, so I’ve played with them since I was 10. I’ve also worked with Michael Beale, he was my under-16 and Reserves manager.
“Obviously I did bits of work with Gary Mac when he was with the first team, so the fact that there are a lot of people I’ve worked with before and a lot of people I know really well, it should help me settle in really quickly.”
Gerrard’s Rangers are currently third in the SPL table and travel to Livingston on Sunday, looking to bounce back quickly from Wednesday night’s costly 2-1 defeat at Kilmarnock.