A lot is expected of new Rangers boss Steven Gerrard when the 2018-19 season kicks off, and many football lovers all around the world will be keenly watching how he fares in his first managerial job.
The inexperienced Gerrard will have to start delivering the goods from the get-go if he wants to quickly win over the Rangers' board and fans, and he has already secured the signing of former Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield.
A squad overhaul is expected during the summer transfer window, but Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold believes even the Light Blues' development squad will benefit immensely from the new manager's influential disposition, fast-tracking their journey to the first-team in the process.
The 19-year-old has established himself as the Reds' first-choice right-back after some impressive performances, and looking up to the likes of Gerrard while coming through the ranks definitely helped boost his swift ascendancy.
Rangers pay huge attention to their development squad and, going by Alexander-Arnold's recent revelation, they are in very safe hands.
“He’s a legend and a hero around Liverpool," the England youth international told Soccer AM.
“He just had the authority that everyone respected. He had a lot of respect from the changing room and he knew that.
“He would always take the young ones and be really caring with them and helped them a lot along the way.”
Gerrard did an impressive job with Liverpool's under-18s and, while his focus will now be on Rangers' senior team, he will definitely look to carry on the development squad's best players going forward.