Premier League challengers Liverpool will reportedly release Eddie Tasgeth but could he be offered a fresh start at Scottish Premiership side Rangers.
Steven Gerrard could hardly have spoken in more glowing terms about little known Liverpool youngster Eddie Tasgeth back in November 2017.
A central midfielder by trade, the little Norwegian produced a superb performance in an unfamiliar left-back role in a Youth League victory against Maribor. And Liverpool’s U18 coach was suitably impressed.
“I can trust him,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.
“If I asked Eddie to play in goal he’d do a good job, and he’s only four foot two!
“He’s that type of person, he’s in the James Milner mould. He’s left footed but you could play him right back or right wing if you wanted. “I love having him, love coaching him, and he’s got a big future.”
But could that ‘big future’ take place north of the border at Ibrox instead?
According to the Liverpool Echo, Tasgeth has fallen down the pecking order in Liverpool’s reserve team in the last 12 months, thanks in part to a serious injury, and he looks set to be released when his contract expires in the summer.
With Gerrard now coaching Scottish Premiership giants Rangers, however, don’t be surprised if Tasgeth is offered a fresh start in Glasgow.
Energetic, hard-working and versatile, the teenager could slot effortlessly into a Rangers side who could do with a jack of all trades like him.
The Gers are particularly short at left-back with Lee Wallace set to go and Borna Barisic potentially up for sale, as reported by the Herald.