Should Gerrard consider a Rangers reunion with Edvard Tagseth?

Steven Gerrard shakes hands with Dave King as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Glasgow Rangers boss was full of praise for the Liverpool youngster during his time as U18 coach, so what chance a move to the Scottish Premiership?

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It is no surprise that, since his appointment as Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard has been linked with a summer swoop for Liverpool players past and present.

The problem is, it was always going to take some phenomenal negotiating to bring the likes of Martin Skrtel and Fernando Torres to Ibrox, while the next generation of Reds talent may be better served by continuing their development on loan at other Premier League clubs.

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Perhaps more likely, given Gerrard's previous role as U18 coach at Anfield, is a move for one or two of that side who could help ensure his ethos is quickly translated at Rangers.

One such player is Edvard Tagseth, a central midfielder who is tipped for great things and who the new Gers manager clearly rates.

In comments published by the Liverpool Echo in November 2017, Gerrard praised the Norwegian, comparing him with James Milner.

"I can trust him," the new Rangers boss said at the time. "Eddie does exactly what it says on the tin, he's one of those players.

"I love having him, love coaching him, and he's got a big future."

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Whether that future involves a stint at Ibrox remains to be seen, but these are the kind of players Gerrard may be wise to bring with him to Rangers; those who already understand what he wants as a coach who are desperate to make the next step in their careers.

Tagseth may only be 17, but Gerrard clearly rates him among the best he has coached at that level, and Rangers could surely get a loan deal over the line with minimal fuss either this summer or further down the line.

Only time will tell, but the Gers could help the teenager break through and it will be interesting to see which, if any, of his former players Gerrard opts to bring to Scotland.

It is easy to talk about the headline names but, in truth, Rangers may be better served and far more likely to bring a teenager or two to Scotland this summer.

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