Much like Graeme Souness before him, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is helping restore Rangers to former glories and those at Ibrox are reaping the rewards of success brought from Merseyside once again.
A reasonably well-trodden path in recent years, former manager and club legend Ally McCoist recently claimed another big-name Anfield icon could have made the trip up to Scotland long before Gerrard did.
Speaking on talkSPORT, McCoist revealed all.
During his time with the Gers, the club’s record goalscorer reportedly tried to bring Jamie Carragher to Ibrox as his own time with Liverpool drew to a close.
“I tried to sign him, believe it or not, when he was leaving Liverpool’’ he said.
“I phoned Gary McAllister and tried to get him, but obviously he was going into the media circles and is doing very well at that.
Carragher retired at the top though had announced that the 2012/13 campaign would be his last so, presumably, the phone call in question came at some point in 2013.
At the time, Rangers were freshly promoted from the Scottish Third Division following the financial crisis in 2012 and were naturally shopping for free agents given their situation.
Veteran defender Carlos Bocanegra had seen his contract terminated by that point so perhaps a role would have opened up for the ageing star in the squad, though his wages would surely have caused a problem given he’d been a regular for a major English club for much of the last decade.
Such was his quality, it’s not hard to imagine a player of Carragher’s class making an impact in the lower tiers of Scottish football even at that stage of his career.
However, the idea of splashing out on him in terms of wages would have been a completely unnecessary expense so long after the club’s lowest moment financially.
As good as it’d have been to watch, it’s probably a good thing Carragher never joined Rangers.
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