Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp had his say on Steven Gerrard taking on the Rangers job and is pleased for the former club captain. Gerrard was announced as Rangers' new manager on Friday after Graeme Murty was sacked in the wake of a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Celtic on Sunday, which sealed Celtic's seventh title in a row.

Speaking to the official Liverpool website, Klopp said: “If Stevie thinks it’s the right moment then I’m sure it is the right moment. If he thinks he’s ready then he’s ready.

“How I know it, Rangers are a big club in a little bit of a difficult moment still but a much better moment than a few years ago. It could be a really good fit, it could be nice, coming closer to Celtic.

“I’m pretty sure Celtic supporters don’t think, ‘Thank God, Steven Gerrard’. They think, ‘Wow, Steven Gerrard’. That can always be a sign.

“Stevie is one of the best midfielders ever. Now he wants to be a manager. He has the passion for football and the knowledge about football. All the rest is to learn; I’m sure he learned a lot in the last year. I’m really happy for him to have the opportunity.”

Last Ditch Tackle is unashamedly passionate about Scottish football, with a heavy Celtic slant.