Rangers fans will have no qualms if Steven Gerrard walks away from the club to join Liverpool at the end of next sesaon.

That’s according to former Celtic hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Gerrard’s future.

Gerrard has been linked with numerous Premier League jobs during his time at Rangers, most notably Liverpool, but he is under contract at Ibrox until 2024.

Earlier this month (April 13) this site revealed Aston Villa Chief executive Christian Purslow is said to want to lure Gerrard to the Midlands.

Questions will continue to be asked about Gerrard any time there is a vacancy in the dugout at a Premier League side

McAvennie claims Gerrard won’t walk away from Rangers this summer but after his fourth season in charge he may look to move elsewhere.

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“The fans will understand if he goes to Liverpool,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I don’t think he walks this summer, maybe next year after he’s had a crack at the Champions League.

“They’ll be happy for him. He’s won the league for them and if he was to go at the end of next season the Rangers fans wouldn’t be too upset. 

“Of course they’d be upset but if he went to Liverpool I think they could understand that. 

“He’s a scouser, he’s a Liverpool boy and I’m sure they’d wish him all the best.”

Gerrard won his first trophy as a manager earlier this season after wrapping up the Scottish Premiership and the Gers could still finish their league season unbeaten with three games to go.

He could win a second this season after Rangers beat Celtic to remian in the Scottish Cup with their next game against St Johnstone this weekend.

In other news, Premier League side join Rangers in race to sign in-form English forward this summer.