When Steven Gerrard became manager of Glasgow Rangers, the English legend was expected to use his reputation to bring in quality signings.
Would his influence be enough to persuade ex-England star Adam Lallana to come to Rangers on a one-year loan deal?
Moving to Rangers could reinvigorate his career and motivate him back to an international-class player again, by getting his confidence back to sky high.
Lallana just turned 31 last week, so he’s possibly got another three or four years of top-quality football left in him.
As a result of his impressive form with Southampton, Lallana earned a £25m move to Liverpool following the conclusion of the 2014 World Cup.
Lallana was a regular part of the Liverpool lineup for three years, before injuries began to take their toll.
Lallana has played in 34 games for England, scoring on eight occasions, but his ability to make space for others and set up assists, is what surely has impressed Gerrard the most.
This transfer window could see Gerrard perusing through the Reds ranks to add a quality playmaker like Lallana into his Ibrox first-team plans.
If Jurgen Klopp allows some good quality fringe or younger players to go on loan, then one or two could land at Rangers with Gerrard looking after their interests.
He is far too good a player for reserve football, therefore, Lallana could choose to sign at Rangers for a season, especially if it would lead to kick starting his Liverpool career again.
The experienced midfield player requires regular starting slots to get back up to speed and would enhance Gerrard’s chances of winning silverware.
Lallana’s inclusion in the Rangers team would result in an increase of goals and assists and could be the difference between drawing a match to actually gaining all three points.
He has only featured in 31 games over the last two seasons, due to Klopp spending fortunes to add Champions League winning quality to his side.
Look how well Allan McGregor and Steve Davis have performed for Rangers, once they got themselves back up to speed by playing regular football.
Could Lallana be persuaded to join Rangers? Or is it just a pipe dream?