Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional football manager and former player who manages Scottish Premiership club Rangers.
He spent the majority of his playing career as a central midfielder for Liverpool, with most of that time spent as club captain, as well as captaining the England national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time,
Gerrard was awarded the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award in 2005, and the Ballon d'Or Bronze Award. In 2009, Zinedine Zidane and Pelé said that they considered Gerrard to be the best footballer in the world.
Jermain Defoe over the next step in the veteran striker’s career. The 38-year-old veteran former England forward netted his first Old Firm goal in Sunday’s 4-1 derby rout at Ibrox to take his tally to 18 for the season.
Defoe’s current deal will run out next month and Gerrard has previously refused to rule out a player-coach role for the vastly-experienced hitman.
Sunderland have been linked with a move to take him back to the Stadium of Light if the Black Cats seal a return to the English Championship through the play-offs.Gerrard, who signed his former international team-mate initially on loan from Bournemouth midway through his first season in charge, admitted they have held talks but refused to say if a contract had been offered.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk