Steven Gerrard in talks to be Rangers manager and go head to head with his former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

SunSport can reveal the Liverpool legend is being lined-up to replace Pedro Caixinha – seven months after the Portuguese coach was sacked.

The sensational move would see Gerrard go head-to-head with his former Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers in Glasgow.

It will also, however, raise eyebrows among the Ibrox support with Rangers seemingly set to turn to a man with no previous managerial experience.

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Following his retirement from football in 2016, Gerrard has been coaching Liverpool’s U18s.

The Gers job would represent a significant step up.But it’s understood the former England international isn’t daunted by the size of the task or the challenge of restoring the club to its former glory.

Talks between all parties are to be on-going, but SunSport understands a deal is close with director of football Mark Allen leading the Ibrox delegation.

Gers chairman Dave King was pictured at Anfield on Tuesday night as he took in Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final win over Roma.

Gerrard was also present in his capacity as a BT Sport pundit.

The move would end months of speculation and also confirm that Graeme Murty’s time as interim manager is coming to an end.

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