Steven Gerrard comments on Jermain Defoe’s Rangers future

head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers FC looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on October 3, 2019 in Bern,...

Jermain Defoe is on loan at Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers from Bournemouth.

head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers FC looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on October 3, 2019 in Bern,...Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has suggested to The Scottish Sun that Jermain Defoe could stay at Ibrox beyond next summer.

Defoe joined Rangers on an 18-month loan deal from Bournemouth in the Premier League in January 2019.

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The former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United striker has established himself as an important player in the Gers’ team.

According to WhoScored, the 37-year-old Englishman has made four starts and three substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for Rangers so far this season, scoring nine goals in the process.

 

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.”

Jermain Defoe of Rangers FC looks on prior to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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.

head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on October 3, 2019 in Bern,...

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