Steven Gerrard is now considering signing a former Liverpool teammate [Daily Record]

There’s major changes happening at Rangers this summer.

Five new signings have been made since the inexperienced Steven Gerrard was appointed manager last month.

Deals for goalkeeper Allan McGregor, defender Nikola Katic, midfielders Scott Arfield and Ovie Ejaria and winger Jamie Murphy have already been completed.

And it appears that Gerrard is far from finished in the transfer market.

The new Rangers boss – who has a major job on his hands – insisted that he is not focusing on rivals Celtic yet.

“I have to sort Rangers out,” said Gerrard. “There are things we need to improve on and my focus is on Rangers.

“There are some good teams in the league but for me I wouldn’t be doing my job properly if I was focusing on the other teams.”


Gerrard has already used his links to Liverpool to sign one player.

Ejaria, 20, joined on a season-long loan from the Reds, having played under Gerrard in the Liverpool youth team last season.

According to the Daily Record, the new Rangers boss is currently weighing up a move for 25-year-old full-back Jon Flanagan.

The England international made his debut for Liverpool as a teenager in 2011 but was released by Jurgen Klopp this summer.

Flanagan, who was given a 12-month community order for assaulting his girlfriend, was most recently on loan at Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.

Liverpool condemned Flanagan ‘in the strongest possible terms’ before sending him on loan to Bolton in January.

A statement from the club said: “We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the player’s actions during the events that took place resulting in this criminal conviction.

“It leaves his own reputation damaged and, through association, he has severely let down the club he had previously represented with distinction.

“We have expressed to him our disappointment and anger that he has failed to live up to the values of Liverpool Football Club, in this specific instance.”

Gerrard reportedly believes he can help Flanagan get his career back on track.

Dubbed the ‘Scouse Cafu’ during his time on Merseyside, Flanagan would provide strong competition to James Tavernier for the right-back slot.

Rangers have a limited budget so it’s not surprising Gerrard is keen to pick up a player with Flanagan’s experience on a free transfer.

But would he be a popular signing at Ibrox?

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