Rangers are as big as Liverpool, claims Jordan Rossiter

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

The young prospect arrived at Ibrox from Anfield this summer.

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

Rangers new boy Jordan Rossiter has claimed that his new club is as big as his previous employers Liverpool, in an interview with Rangers TV.

The 19-year old joined the Gers this summer on a free transfer after his contract with the Reds expired, and he is keen to make his mark in his new surroundings.

“Rangers are just as big a club as Liverpool and I want to come up here and try and get as many minutes as I can,” said Rossiter.

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The former Liverpool Under-19 captain faces a tough challenge to break into the Gers’ first-team, with the likes of Nico Kranjcar, Joey Barton and Andy Halliday all vying for a starting berth.

Rossiter has been helped to settle in by fellow scousers Barton and Clint Hill and he reserved special praise for the former in his interview.

“Joey is a brilliant player; he has been great to me and really helped me out since I’ve been here,” he added.

Burnley's Joey BartonJoey Barton

“He has played at the top level for years and the likes of Kranjcar and also Halliday can help me out and bring me on.”

Mark Warburton will hope that the tutelage of Barton will help Rossiter grow into one of Rangers’ key men this season.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesJordan Rossiter

The Gers boss has spoken of the his lack of interest in having a set ‘first XI’ and rotation will be a major factor in how he operates this season.

Rossiter has shown his quality at youth levels for club and country and the fact that he made several appearances for Liverpool’s senior side is testament to his ability.

Rangers fans will be eager to see more of their summer signing when Burnley visit Ibrox for the club’s final pre-season friendly tomorrow.

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