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Who Liverpool are considering replacing Steven Gerrard with as Under-18 boss

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Steven Gerrard has taken his first step into senior management after being appointed as Rangers manager.

It was announced by the Ibrox club on Friday that the Liverpool legend will take over in the summer after they sacked Graeme Murty earlier this week.

While it will be Gerrard’s first job in senior management, he has gained experience in charge of Liverpool’s Under-18’s this season.

Gerrard has led Liverpool’s youngsters to third place in their North division, behind the two Manchester clubs.

But with Gerrard leaving his post, who will Liverpool get to replace him?

Well given the relative success of Gerrard, it seems the club will be looking towards a former player yet again.

According to Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce, a “strong contender” for the job is actually Robbie Fowler.

FOWLER TO REPLACE GERRARD?

He tweeted: “#LFC considering their options regarding a new under-18s boss following Steven Gerrard's departure. Robbie Fowler a strong contender.”

Of course, like Gerrard, Fowler is a legend at the club.

Despite growing up as an Everton fan, Fowler signed professional terms at Liverpool at the age of 17 and spent nine years at the club, scoring 120 goals.

He then returned to Anfield during the 2006/07 season under Rafa Benitez, scoring a further eight goals.

The fact that he’s referred to as ‘God’ in that part of the world sums up his legendary status in the red half of Merseyside.

His appointment would certainly go down well with supporters - although there are plenty of calls for Xabi Alonso as well.

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As for Gerrard, he admitted he’s “honoured” to be named manager of Rangers and he can’t wait to get started.

"I am honoured to become the next manager of Rangers," Gerrard told Rangers' website.

"I have enormous respect for this football club, and its history and tradition. I can't wait to start this new journey at Rangers as we look to build on the many successes that this club has achieved.

“I can’t wait to start this new journey at Rangers as we look to build on the many successes that this Club has achieved.”

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