Steven Gerrard told to stay at Rangers and not take another job before replacing Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool – ‘What if it didn’t work out?’

Steven Gerrard is a great fit for the Liverpool job, but he should not rush out of Ibrox just yet, Ally McCoist believes.

The 40-year-old, who made 504 appearances as a player for the Reds, led Rangers to a first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years as his side remained unbeaten throughout the 2020/21 season.

Gerrard’s Rangers finished 25 points ahead of rivals Celtic

Gerrard has been tipped to succeed Jurgen Klopp in the Anfield hot seat one day and Gers legend McCoist has rubbished suggestions Gerrard should manage another top club before possibly taking the reins at Liverpool.

He told talkSPORT: “I don’t think it’ll be any time soon.

“Listening to Steven’s interviews after the games as he has done since he’s taken the job, he speaks very, very well. He just gets it.

“I heard him say Liverpool have got a great manager – and they have got a great manager. The Liverpool fans are very, very happy with their manager. So are Rangers.

“But would Steven Gerrard be a great fit for Liverpool in the future? One hundred per cent.

The winning mentality has returned to Rangers since Gerrard took charge in 2018

“It’s all about timing. In my opinion, the timing is not right, right now.

“I’d love him to stay [at Rangers] for another couple of years, win a couple of titles, [compete] in the Champions League… and then if the time is right, move to Liverpool.

“I’m not sure it would be a good move for him going somewhere else before Liverpool. What if it didn’t work out?”

And Gerrard appears to already looking to next season – once the celebrations have finished.

“You can see the last few games that we’re short in certain areas,” he said, explaining the club got recruitment right in the last window.

“I’ve had some really interesting meetings with the board and they’re with me, they’ll back me and we’ll go again.”