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Steven Gerrard’s former Liverpool team-mate Charlie Adam has hinted that there’s a chance that he could return to Rangers in the summer.

Adam, 32, has struggled for game-time with Stoke this season as Paul Lambert’s side look as though they could be relegated from the Premier League within the coming weeks.

The midfielder has previously had spells at Rangers, Blackpool and Liverpool, where he played alongside Gerrard, 37, between 2011 and 2012.

The Daily Mail has reported that the Anfield legend is close to being named as the next Rangers manager, with an announcement potentially being made about his shock appointment at Ibrox likely to take place next week.

Adam has since been asked about whether he would want to follow Gerrard to Govan, admitting that he may be open to a return.

“It’s not for me to make a decision, it’s for other people to decide what’s going to happen at the end of the season,” he told the Scottish Sun when asked if he could return to Rangers this summer.

“Unfortunately we’re looking at relegation but we’ll see what happens. If they want me to stay we’ll speak about it and if they don’t I’ll look at something else.”

Football Insider verdict

Do Rangers really need Adam? Surely the answer to that is no. He is well past is sell by date and has not really put together a consistent run of good form for a few years. Graham Dorrans, Ryan Jack and Greg Docherty are probably all better options that the Stoke man, whose form has been a real factor in his side’s demise from the Premier League. Gerrard’s arrival at Ibrox will see a lot of Liverpool players, both past and present, get linked to Govan in the summer. Hopefully Adam is not one of them to make his way.

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