Rangers manager Steven Gerrard
Defoe joined Rangers on an 18-month loan deal from Bournemouth in the Premier League in January 2019.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United striker has established himself as an important player in the Gers’ team.
Gerrard has admitted that Defoe will be frustrated with his playing time for Rangers so far this season, but the Liverpool legend has made it clear that he wants the striker to stay at Ibrox in some role beyond next summer.
Gerrard told The Scottish Sun about Defoe: “If he stays in the form he’s in then, of course, I’d want him around here for as long as possible.
“I’m sure he’s frustrated in terms of his game time just now and that’s what I love about him — he wants to play every minute.”
The Liverpool legend added: “Could we offer him a role coaching? Possibly. We are fairly open to that side of Jermain. I can help out with centre forwards, that’s why I am in the game.
“But Jermain will know certain situations and certain things to look out for in his specific position more than any coach in the world.”
Future at Rangers?
Defoe is one of the best strikers to have played in the Premier League, and the Englishman remains as fit as ever and is scoring goals regularly.
The former West Ham star may be 37 years of age, but he is good enough to deliver the goods for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership for two seasons at least.
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