Steven Gerrard has reiterated his commitment to Rangers and insists he is ‘hungry to continue’ at the club, opening up on his determination to bring end Celtic’s ‘domination’ of Scottish football.
Gerrard celebrated two years in charge of the Ibrox side this week following his move into first-team management, with the former Liverpool midfielder having overseen steady progress at Rangers, guiding the club into the knock-out stages of the Europa League during an impressive European campaign this season.
Rangers remain some way adrift of champions Celtic, however, and Gerrard spoke of his long term ambition to overhaul the club’s Old Firm rivals, despite continued speculation suggesting the 39-year-old could be the eventual successor to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
“Liverpool will always be my team, I don’t think anyone would argue against me with that,” Gerrard told talkSPORT.
“I was there for many, many years, all the way through and I had a good career there. I’ve supported them from the day I left and I’ll always support them and back them.
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“The fans make a club and the fans at Liverpool are special, they always have been with me and that’s where we get our connection from.
“But this is the start for me at Rangers now, we’re two years in and I’m hungry to continue there.
“My relationship with Rangers is strong and it’s growing, of course it’s got a place in my heart.
“I knew Rangers was a top club from the outside, and I was lucky to get the opportunity to go up there.
“Was it a bit early to get a job of that size? Of course! But they’ve given me an opportunity to try and learn on the job and I know I haven’t got everything right and I’ve made some mistakes along the way, but I think there was an openness that would be the case.
“Celtic have been a good side for a long time, I think you have to admit that, and that’s the challenge.
“But one thing is for sure we will continue to push as hard as we can to try and break their dominance.
“The thought of bringing some success to the club because of what the fans have been through before I even arrived, that is a big buzz for me and something I’ll be striving as hard as I can for.”