Jordan Rossiter shocked by Rangers interest

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter in action against Bordeaux's Nicolas Maurice Belay

Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton has brought nine players to Ibrox this summer, and his first said he was shocked.

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter in action against Bordeaux's Nicolas Maurice Belay

Jordan Rossiter has admitted to Rangers TV that he was shocked when he heard that Rangers wanted to sign him.

The 19-year-old midfielder was first player through the door in a very busy summer transfer window for Rangers which has since yielded eight more additions.

The England youth international had been slowly but surely making a name for himself at Liverpool in recent seasons, but much of his progress was when Brendan Rodgers - who was sacked by the Reds in October - was at the club.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

For whatever reason, Rodgers's replacement Jurgen Klopp seemed less keen on the teenager and the Liverpool-born youngster swapped Anfield for Ibrox in May.

Rangers blew away the competition in the Scottish Championship last season, and also beat Celtic to reach the Scottish Cup final in two separate feats which increased a buzz on the blue half of the Old Firm divide for perhaps the first time in four years.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

And Rossiter admits to Rangers TV that he was shocked when he heard that Gers boss Mark Warburton wanted him to be involved in his exciting project at Ibrox.

"When he [Warburton] showed a bit of interest I was shocked to be honest," said the youngster. "I only had one decision to be honest with you when they come in for me."

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