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Category: Steven Gerrard

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Steven Gerrard’s Rangers reign off to winning start against Shkupi

• Europa League qualifier: Rangers 2 Shkupi 0• Jamie Murphy and James Tavernier on targetSteven Gerrard’s first competitive match in charge of Rangers would always prove instructive. Gerrard and his players are not quite in the position whereby a Europ…

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Steven Gerrard calls on Rangers to walk the walk in Europa League opener

• Gerrard: ‘I have every confidence and belief in the players’• Rangers face FK Shkupi of Macedonia in qualifying tieSteven Gerrard views the fevered anticipation of his first season as Rangers manager as a challenge to his players.The scale of the exc…

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Steven Gerrard and how predicting which players will be good managers is pure guesswork | Richard Williams

Great players do not always make successful managers. Will the Liverpool legend be a Zinedine Zidane or a Gary Neville?When Ross Wilkins stood up during his late father’s memorial service at St Luke’s Church in Chelsea last week to address a congregati…

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Rangers give Steven Gerrard stark reminder of challenge to come | Ewan Murray

Rangers laboured to a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock, leaving the incoming manager in no doubt as to the size of the task facing himAfter the lord mayor’s show? The Saturday afternoon scene here was such that you would barely have known the show occurred in t…

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I knew Rangers was the right move for me, says Steven Gerrard – video

Steven Gerrard, the new Rangers manager, says he got a ‘different feeling’ in his stomach when he found out the Scottish side were interested. The former Liverpool midfielder has signed a four-year deal at IbroxSteven Gerrard appointed as new Rangers m…

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Steven Gerrard going to Rangers gives Scottish game a show to be cherished

If Scotland’s football were in as dismal a state as many insist, a lower-league job in England would have been more appealingIt generally doesn’t take much to render Rangers supporters excitable. Vehement defence of custodians of their club, although n…

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Steven Gerrard appointed as new manager of Rangers

Former Liverpool captain signs four-year deal at IbroxEx-Anfield team-mate Gary McAllister to be assistant Rangers have confirmed Steven Gerrard’s appointment as manager on a four-year contract. After final talks between the Glasgow club’s chairman Dav…

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Rangers hope to appoint Steven Gerrard as manager on Friday

• Former Liverpool captain held talks with officials on Thursday• Gerrard expected to sign a three-year contractRangers hope to confirm Steven Gerrard as their new manager on Friday, after successful discussions on Thursday took the former Liverpool ca…

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Steven Gerrard foolish to consider managing dysfunctional Rangers | Ewan Murray

The notion that players would be queuing up to play for a Rangers team on Gerrard’s watch is hilariously overplayedPerhaps Rangers and Steven Gerrard are operating on the basis of shared risk being a minimised one. There is precious little by way of al…

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Rangers increasingly confident of appointing Steven Gerrard as manager

• Liverpool icon has held discussions with Ibrox officials over post• Rangers expect positive answer from Gerrard over the weekendRangers are increasingly confident of appointing Steven Gerrard as the club’s new manager. The decision of whether Gerrard…

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Steven Gerrard in Rangers’ thoughts to take manager’s job

Gerrard among those being considered to replace Graham MurtyFormer England captain is an academy coach at LiverpoolSteven Gerrard is among the candidates being considered by Rangers to become their manager. The former Liverpool and England captain is a…

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Liverpool knock rivals Manchester United out of Uefa Youth League

• Coach Steven Gerrard gets better of opposite number Nicky Butt• Ben Woodburn on target as 2-0 win puts Liverpool in quarter-finalOld rivalries die hard or, as the reactions of Steven Gerrard and Nicky Butt to a Rafael Camacho goal showed, not at all …

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Steven Gerrard says Liverpool U19s need no motivation for United clash

• Fierce rivals meet in the Uefa Youth League on Wednesday• ‘In games like this you shouldn’t have to motivate your players’Steven Gerrard has said Liverpool’s Under-19s “are in the wrong place” if they need motivating to beat Manchester United when th…

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Steven Gerrard says Rhian Brewster can return stronger for Liverpool

• Liverpool forward might need surgery on an ankle injury• Gerrard: ‘He will miss football and be desperate to get back’Steven Gerrard has said Rhian Brewster’s determination to succeed at Liverpool will intensify following the ankle injury that could …

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Steven Gerrard: ‘I’m definitely feeling it – I’ve aged about two years in six months’

Liverpool legend says his first taste of coaching in the club’s academy has been challenging but has done nothing to stop him wanting a long career as a managerIt took Steven Gerrard five months to accept the end of his time at LA Galaxy was also the c…

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Trent Alexander-Arnold hoping to live up to Steven Gerrard’s support

• Anfield legend is inspiration for teenager’s fledgling Liverpool career
• ‘It’s always good to get compliments from your idol’

Trent Alexander-Arnold has identified Steven Gerrard’s support as an inspiration for his fledgling Liverpool career after scoring his first goal for the club against Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

Related: Trent Alexander-Arnold’s display hints at bright future for academy product | Sachin Nakrani

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Premier League at 25: the best XI, from Petr Cech to Thierry Henry

Our team, selected in a 4-4-2 formation, finds no space for Gary Neville or Frank Lampard but includes no fewer than seven British players

Eagle-eyed readers who have been following this series of all-time Premier League selections will shortly notice that the player we have declared the finest of the past 25 years is, curiously, not good enough for our combined best XI. What follows will not chime with everyone’s opinion, or even, clearly, our own. Eric Cantona was a marvellous player, the kind of maverick genius man for the big occasion who gets singled out for individual awards, but two other forwards exist whose claims for a first-team place are in my opinion indisputable, which leaves no room for Cantona, Luis Suárez, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Agüero or any number of strikers who have thrilled and bewitched this past quarter-century.

Besides, something had to be done to stop Manchester United’s dominance of the past 25 years turning this into a best-of-the-Sir-Alex-Ferguson-years selection. In all 27 of the 30 people to have won the league four or more times in the Premier League era played at Old Trafford under the Scot, but only two of them – plus two players who won three titles there – are in our XI. There could certainly have been a couple more, or a fabulous team could be compiled containing none at all. There is certainly no shortage of candidates for selection.

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How to be a professional footballer, by some of the best players in the game

We sat down with some modern greats – including Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Gascoigne and David Beckham – to ask them what it takes to make the grade

By Copa90 for the Guardian Sport Network

After numerous interviews with some of the best footballers on the planet, we have gained some insight into their careers and how they made it as professionals. We’ve spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Cesc Fàbregas, David Beckham, Deli Alli, John Stone, Joe Hart, Steven Gerrard, Rio Ferdinand, Kevin De Bruyne, Renato Sanches and many more. What is apparent from every player interviewed is that self-belief, hard work and enjoying the game are key ingredients to becoming a successful footballer. Watch the short film to see what the players have to say about their careers, but we’ve also picked out a few lines below:

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Steven Gerrard: ‘I thought I was a bit young to be Liverpool’s captain at 23’

Steven Gerrard sits down to talk about leadership, the players he looked up to and how he felt ‘a bit young’ when he became Liverpool’s captain aged 23

By Copa90 and Mundial for the Guardian Sport Network

Steven Gerrard made his first-team debut as a scrawny 18-year-old in a glorious shirt that was far too big for him. “A boy in a man’s shirt, going into a man’s game, it doesn’t look like me,” he said when we sat down to talk about captaincy. Gerrard came on for Vegard Heggem at the end of a 2–0 victory over Blackburn Rovers, but name wasn’t even on the back of the programme that day.

Related: What was the difference between Jason Koumas and Steven Gerrard? Not talent

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Steven Gerrard to make Liverpool return as full-time academy coach

• Former Liverpool captain to take up role in February
• ‘It feels like completing the circle,’ Gerrard says

Steven Gerrard will return to Liverpool next month as a full-time youth academy coach, the Anfield club has confirmed.

The former Liverpool and England captain has been in discussions over a role with his boyhood team since retiring as a player in November. He has accepted a wide-ranging position within the Liverpool academy at Kirkby, focusing on the professional development phase of the young players, and will start work under the academy director, Alex Inglethorpe, from February.

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