Jurgen Klopp will help Steven Gerrard “in any way possible” as Rangers plot a loan raid for Liverpool sensation Curtis Jones, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds and Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the German boss will have to weigh up whether a season at Ibrox would be best for the 19-year-old.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, Rangers have reignited their interest in signing the attacking midfielder on loan this summer after failing with two offers in January.
Since Gerrard’s arrival, Rangers have taken the likes of Ryan Kent, Sheyi Ojo and Ovie Ejaria from Anfield to Ibrox on loan.
Whelan believes Klopp will have to assess the benefits of sending one of his top starlets north of the border but insists he will do what he can to help out his managerial counterpart.
Whelan told Football Insider: “The question is whether Jurgen Klopp thinks a year at Rangers is going to be more beneficial to his progression player as it is at Liverpool.
“Look, I think Jurgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard will have a good relationship, that’s for sure, and if Jurgen can help Steven in any way possible, I think he will.
“I think the advantage that Steven Gerrard has.”
Jones has established himself as one of the brightest young gems at Anfield after coming through the Reds’ youth system.
He has nine appearances and two goals under his belt for the senior side, while he has netted nine times in 14 Premier League 2 games for the under-23s this season.