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Liverpool's Gerrard in the running for Rangers job

Gerrard is currently in charge of Liverpool's under-18s team. Credit: PA

Steven Gerrard is among a list of candidates being considered to become the new Rangers boss, according to reports.

The former Liverpool and England skipper, currently in charge of the Reds' Under-18 squad, is now the bookmakers' favourite to land the post.

The Light Blues' former academy coach Graeme Murty was handed the reins after former manager Pedro Caixinha was axed back in October.

But his stint is almost certain to end this summer after a large section of the Gers faithful turned against him in the wake of an abject display against bitter rivals Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals earlier this month.

Rangers chairman Dave King was spotted at Anfield for Tuesday night's Champions League showdown between Liverpool and Roma and it has now been reported that 37-year-old Gerrard is in the running to take over at the Glasgow giants having been added to a shortlist drawn up by Ibrox chiefs.

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'Sheer fantasy': Residents urge ministers to block Bolton's Ryder Cup bid

Peel Group plan to build Championship course, luxury hotel and a thousand executive homes on Hulton Park Estate Credit: Peel Group

Plans to bring Golf's Ryder Cup to Bolton could be thrown off course after thousands of residents lobbied the government to veto the development

Councillors approved plans by Peel Group to build a golf course and a thousand executive homes, after planners said the benefits of hosting the world's third largest sporting event outweighed the harm to the greenbelt.

But conservationists have described the Ryder Cup bid as 'fantasy' and opponents fear the ancient woodland and local farming would be lost.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has the story.

Blackburn Rovers fans celebrate as club returns to the Championship

Blackburn Rovers have secured automatic promotion to the Championship at the first attempt after their 1-0 win at Doncaster.

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The Ewood Park side needed to match third-placed Shrewsbury's result against Peterborough in order to finish in second place behind Wigan.

The Shrews beat Posh 3-1 but Blackburn's victory at the Keepmoat Stadium saw them secure Championship football for next season.

Police investigating 'serious assault' between fans moments before Liverpool match

Merseyside Police are investigating a serious assault of a man outside a pub in Liverpool.

Reports suggested a Reds supporter had been attacked ahead of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final clash with Roma at Anfield with

Merseyside Police said in a statement:

We are investigating a serious assault of a man outside the Albert pub on Walton Breck Rd at about 7.35pm.

"Officers are appealing to anyone with information, or mobile phone footage to contact our social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC."

– Merseyside Police

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