Fenway Sports Group will be keeping close tabs on Rangers as they eye a sensational Liverpool return for club legend Steven Gerrard.
That is according to Gabby Agbonlahor, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley about the stunning turnaround in fortunes at Ibrox.
Rangers demolished Hamilton 8-0 in their last match before the international break and are on a remarkable unbeaten run three-and-a-half months into the season.
Gerrard’s side top the Scottish Premiership by nine points, albeit having played two matches more than Celtic, and are well placed to qualify for the Europa League group stages for the second consecutive season.
His efforts in attempting to end the lengthy Rangers trophy drought and longstanding total dominance of Celtic will not being going unnoticed among Liverpool’s American-based owners.
“I feel like Steven Gerrard’s doing himself no harm,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider. “I really do feel that he will be the next manager after [Jurgen] Klopp.
“What he’s doing now, Liverpool executives and Liverpool owners will be looking at Steven Gerrard, keeping an eye on him in the corner of their eye, knowing they’ve got a perfect replacement for when Klopp wants to call it a day.
“I think the Scottish league is a good league and there’s some tough teams in there.
“The way he’s got that Rangers team playing and the way they’re working for him, I mean, a club like Liverpool will see that and they’ll know he’s got the attributes and that’s what you need sometimes.
“You need to go out and learn your craft and come back to the club you love, not start with the club you love and that’s what will be on Steven Gerrard’s mind as well as the Liverpool owners.”
Gerrard and his coaching staff signed new five-year Rangers contracts in December of last year that run until 2024.