Which players could Steven Gerrard bring to Rangers from Liverpool?
Steven Gerrard is being heavily linked with a move to Scottish Premier League giants Rangers. The 37-year-old, who's playing days ended in 2016, is currently the Liverpool Under-18's manager. He could swap his beloved Reds for Glasgow in the summer, though.
There is no doubt Gerrard could use his Merseyside links to freshen up Rangers' squad. Here is a look at some players who could follow the Liverpool legend to Ibrox.
The 21-year-old is highly-rated at Liverpool. Gerrard will be well aware of his talent. Wilson has spent the latter half of this season on loan at Championship side Hull City. He's been on fire. The winger has scored 7 goals in 11 appearances for the Tigers, as well as racking up 4 assists.
Although Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a big admirer of the Welsh midfielder, Liverpool may lease him out again next season to gain more first-team action. Wilson would be a great loan signing for Rangers.
The 18-year-old has played ten times for Liverpool's first-team in his career. Like Wilson, Woodburn is highly-rated and is tipped for a big future at Anfield. He could be loaned out next season, however, to gain more playing time as his chances with the Reds have been limited due to the form of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino among others.
Rangers must bolster their attacking options next season to compete with Celtic. Woodburn would prove an asset. He is certainly an option for Gerrard should he take the job.
Now 24 years old, Ward needs to leave Liverpool to further his career. He is a talented goalkeeper and deserves a chance to impress.
Since joining Liverpool from Wrexham in 2012, Ward has had loan spells at Morecambe, Aberdeen and Huddersfield Town. Last season, he helped the Terriers earn promotion to the Premier League under David Wagner. Having already experienced the Scottish Premier League, Rangers and Gerrard may come calling.
The promising midfielder has spent time on loan in the Championship at Sunderland this season. He could be available for loan again in the summer. Ejaria's youth, pace and skill would make him a shrewd signing for Rangers, offering another dimension going forward.
Ejaria, who moved to Merseyside from Arsenal in 2014, has played for Liverpool's first-team eight times. Even though he was unable to prevent Sunderland from dropping into League One, he continues to show glimpses of his talent.
The 25-year-old full-back was once tipped as Liverpool's next Jamie Carragher. His career has since petered out, though. Flanagan is currently on loan at Championship side Bolton Wanderers and will probably be allowed to leave Anfield again in the summer.
Gerrard will know Flanagan's talent having previously been teammates. With Rangers needing to improve their defence ahead of next season, the move would make sense for all parties.