Gerrard focused on Rangers.

The Liverpool legend is focused on preparing for the Scottish Premiership season.

Steven Gerrard. [Getty]

Steven Gerrard says he is aware of reports that emerged on Monday suggesting that he was Derby's first choice to take charge if their current boss Frank Lampard departs for Chelsea.

Lampard has been heavily linked with the vacant managerial role at Stamford Bridge following Maurizio Sarri's move to Juventus.

However, Gerrard insists he has no intention of leaving "one of the biggest clubs you can manage" Rangers.

When asked if he was aware of the speculation, the Liverpool legend told Sky Sports News: "Yes I'm aware of it but there's nothing to say on it.

"I'm very happy here, it's a privilege to be the Rangers manager. My focus is on the up and coming season.

Steven Gerrard. [PA]

"It's very similar to when there's noise around players. I ask the players to stay focused on the job and that is what I will continue to do. There is nothing really to add to that."

Asked if he wanted to re-affirm his commitment to Rangers, Gerrard added: "Do I have to do that for the sake of you?

"Nothing has changed in my mind. I was very lucky and appreciative of the opportunity I got 12 months ago.

"I'm delighted to be at Rangers, managing one if the biggest clubs you can manage, so nothing has changed in terms of my focus."

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