Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard is on a shortlist to become the new manager of Rangers.

The 37-year-old, who is currently a Liverpool academy coach, has been highlighted as a possible replacement for Graeme Murty.

Murty was put in place until the end of the season after a spell as interim boss following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha in October.

But he is unlikely to be given the job on a permanent basis.

Gerrard retired as a player in 2016 and joined the youth set-up at Anfield after knocking back an offer to become manager of MK Dons.

The former midfielder witnessed at first hand the Ibrox atmosphere in March when he attended Rangers’ 3-2 defeat by champions-elect Celtic.

And Rangers chairman Dave King was at Anfield on Tuesday as Liverpool beat Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Former Reading and Scotland full-back Murty joined Rangers in August 2016 as head coach of their development squad.

Rangers are second in the Premiership with four games remaining.

The Ibrox side travel to Celtic Park on Sunday, when a victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side in the Glasgow derby will secure a seventh consecutive title.

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