Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers were once allies – but next season they could face off as rivals.
That’s because the Liverpool legend has reportedly said yes to taking the Rangers job this summer, according to The Mirror.
Leaving his job as the Reds’ academy coach is seen as a massive gamble for him as Celtic are so far ahead of their bitter rivals.
But Gerrard is convinced by the prospect of going head to head with Rodgers.
He has asked intermediaries about which free transfers are available in the summer.
Rangers and Liverpool great Graeme Souness told Sky Sports:
“If he decides to go, he is going to a fantastic club that, for the best part of a decade, has been in the doldrums.
“He has spent the vast majority of his life at Liverpool, a very passionate club and one of the few football clubs in England that is an institution.
“He’s going to Glasgow to a club that is an institution.
“Why is it an institution? Because of what it means to the supporters.
“It is not the best time to manage Rangers because of the difficulties — but what a job.
“Go there and get it half right, and you’re a god.
“If he’s got a chance, go for it.
“The challenge is you must finish first. You have to top Celtic.”