STEVEN GERRARD has warned Celtic: “Your title-winning days are over.”
The Liverpool legend, who takes charge as the Ibrox side’s fourth manager in two years on June 1, believes he can dramatically turn things around next season.
Gerrard and his assistant-boss Gary McAllister watched their new side draw 5-5 with Hibs while in Dubai on their last club function for the Anfield men.
They also viewed the champions’ 1-0 loss to Aberdeen at Parkhead – his former Merseyside boss Brendan Rodgers’ first domestic loss in the east end of Glasgow in 57 games.
As the Hoops celebrated their seventh successive crown, Gerrard said: “Celtic have had it their own way for far too long.
“This is a massive opportunity for myself and Gary McAllister to go to a huge football club and try to improve things in Glasgow.
“We go up to Glasgow and we will give it our best.
“Liverpool have been fantastic because they actually came to me and said that Rangers would like the opportunity to speak to me.
“I asked them what they thought and they have since given me every bit of support that I needed to go and take the challenge on. I go with Liverpool’s blessings.”
Gerrard admitted he wants to bring Liverpool-style attacking football to Ibrox and said: “When you look at the style of football that Jurgen Klopp plays, I think every fan in the world loves watching that.
“He’s been absolutely massive for the club. What he does is he speaks honestly and truthfully. When you see a manager speak, you don’t want someone to pretend or bat back any question.
“He answers every single question with honesty and truth and that’s what we are about.
“It’s one of his values that I hope to take.”
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