Date: 7th July 2019 at 1:33pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Darren Bent is “100 per cent” convinced Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will end up managing Liverpool.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England striker and international teammate of the Ibrox manager believes it’s inevitable Gerrard will return to the Premier League giants.

The 39-year-old is preparing for his second season as Rangers boss after a solid debut campaign in which his side narrowed the gap on Celtic and made genuine progress in Europe.

Gerrard been linked with the vacant Newcastle United job since Rafael Benitez’s exit and this has led to speculation about his career path.

“He’s one of them golden boys isn’t he? Eventually, the moment he says ‘I’ve done all I can at Rangers, I’m about to leave’, there’s going to be a queue of people waiting to give him a job,” Bent told Football Insider.

“Now we all know at some stage he is going to end up back at Liverpool, he’s a legend there, people talk about him or Dalglish being their best players ever.

“When he decides he’s ready to get a job there’s going to be one waiting for him and that’s going to be in the Premier League, 100 per cent.”

Gerrard has made no secret of his ambition to eventually manage Liverpool, although he accepts that possibility is a long way away given the success and popularity of Jurgen Klopp.

He took over as Rangers manager in May of last year after quitting his role coaching the Merseysiders’ Under-18s.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club are  in pole position to sign a player tipped to ‘be worth £20million next year’.