Brendan Rodgers responds when asked whether Steven Gerrard will be joining Celtic

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has been announced as the new Celtic manager.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers spoke at his introductory press conference earlier today, and suggested that Steven Gerrard won't be joining the club any time soon.

Rodgers, 43, has been out of work since losing his job at Liverpool back in October, having been unable to build on his success in 2014, which saw the Reds come within a whisker of winning the Premier League title.

Many had expected the Northern Irishman to return to work this summer, and rather than head back to the Premier League, he's moved up to Glasgow.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses with the Celtic shirt after the press conference

Rodgers has been appointed Celtic's new manager after the departure of Ronny Deila, and has penned a one-year rolling contract at Celtic Park, with the former Swansea City boss being unveiled at Celtic Park earlier today.

Rodgers spoke to the media about taking the job with the club he has supported all his life, and one intriguing question was posed to him.

Reports from The Scottish Sun over the weekend suggested that one of Rodgers' first signings could be Steven Gerrard, having worked with the former England captain at Liverpool.

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Gerrard is currently playing in Major League Soccer with Los Angeles Galaxy, but the 35-year-old could seek a return to Britain, according to the Liverpool Echo - and that has sparked suggestions of a reunion with Rodgers.

Gerrard moved into a deep-lying playmaker role under Rodgers and thrived there, meaning a reunion could be appealing - and Rodgers was unsurprisingly quizzed about the subject at his press conference.

Rodgers was clearly taken aback by talk of transfers on his first day in the job, and suggested that Gerrard is happy in America, playing down a move to Glasgow this summer.

"That was an early one!" said Rodgers. "I think Stevie is enjoying his life in America, and he's doing fine over there," he added.

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard celebrates with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

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