Steven Gerrard bats away Liverpool rumours and insists he is ‘desperate’ to succeed at Rangers

legend has played down speculation that he could eventually return to the club as manager.

Gerrard, who spent the vast majority of his playing career at and made over 700 appearances for the club, is currently in charge of Rangers.

The former England international believes that it would be disrespectful to Rangers to consider his future options and also stressed that being a Liverpool legend as a player doesn’t make him the ideal candidate to one day replace in the dugout at Anfield.

Gerrard stressed that being a successful player doesn't mean he should be Liverpool manager

‘Liverpool have one of the best managers in the world and are flying high. Just because you have been a successful player does not mean you have the divine right to be next in the queue,’ he told his former team-mate Jamie Carragher in an interview for The Telegraph.

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‘Just because you are popular with the fans it does not make you the right man to replace Klopp, if and when he goes. It is very presumptuous.

‘It is also disrespectful to Rangers given the size of this club and everything they have gone through to just assume I have come here to learn and use it as a stepping stone to Liverpool. I do not see it like that, although that talk is something I cannot control.’

With Liverpool currently six points clear at the top of the Premier League, it seems very unlikely that Klopp will be leaving any time soon.

Meanwhile, Rangers are currently in second place in the Scottish Premiership, three points behind leaders Celtic having played a game more.

They have been knocked out of the Europa League and the League Cup, but Gerrard is focused on achieving as much success as possible with Rangers.

He said: ‘I am desperate to be successful at Rangers. I understand the size of the club, and how much the fans want success. I am committed to it. I am giving everything I have got and this job has all my attention.’