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‘STEVIE G NEEDS CASH TO DERAIL RODGERS’

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JAMIE CARRAGHER has urged Rangers’ chiefs to allow Steven Gerrard to splash the cash in his bid to derail Brendan Rodgers.

The former England international defender is intrigued by next season’s forthcoming head-to-head battles between the double-act with whom he worked closely at Liverpool.

Carragher said: “It’s always been difficult for Rangers with the financial implications.

“No matter how good Steven is as a manager – and we don’t know yet – he will still need help financially to try and compete with Brendan and Celtic.

”Steven has signed a four-year deal. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think people are expecting Rangers to win the league next season, but certainly they need to be more competitive against Celtic.

“It’s a brilliant move for Scottish football and it makes things a lot more interesting in terms of the Old Firm now.

“Hopefully, from Steven’s point of view, they’ll be able to overhaul them.

“Brendan has done brilliant up there. It was brilliant him going there in the first place up at Celtic.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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