STEVEN GERRARD loves Rangers and he won't want to leave for Newcastle.

That's the view of former Ibrox ace Andy Halliday.

The Gers boss was installed as favourite to replace Steve Bruce at St James' Park after the Saudi takeover of the north-east club.

It's been said that both the Liverpool legend and ex-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers are high on the new owner's managerial wishlist.

Appearing on Open Goal, Hearts midfielder Halliday put his view across that Gerrard's love for the Light Blues should sway him to stay put in Glasgow.

He said: "I don’t think he would take that job. I suppose you can’t really say that.

“If you had asked me that a couple of months ago ‘would he take the Newcastle job’ I would have said no.

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“Now that they have an open chequebook, but I still think the obvious one, he is going to want the Liverpool job down the line.

“What is his best opportunity of getting that? I think he loves it here, I think he loves Glasgow, I think he loves Rangers.

“I don’t think he would want to go to be honest.”