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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has refused to be drawn on whether he will try to lure Steven Gerrard to the club in January. Jaire Alexander Youth Jersey . The 36-year-old midfielder confirmed he is parting company with Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of his 18-month contract, which expires at the turn of the year.Gerrard, who won 114 international caps for England, worked with Rodgers for three years when the pair were at Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to Steven Gerrard during a Liverpool match Bookies have made Celtic favourites to sign Gerrard in the January transfer window, while Newcastle, where another former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is in charge, have also been linked with the player.While Rodgers reiterated his praise for the Anfield icon, he insists any business involving recruitment will be conducted in private by Celtic.Rodgers said: I never speculate or speak about players coming into the club. I never have done and dont intend to start now - that will always remain private. Steven Gerrard in action against Celtics Stiliyan Petrov in 2004 The only thing I would say with regards to Steven, he has been an incredible player. I had him for a number of years at Liverpool and he was absolutely brilliant with me.As a young manager going into such a great club, having the captain and real senior player there, to be able to work closely together with him and learn about the club and work together on the field was fantastic. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price He decided to go to America and Im sure he has had a good spell there. Steven will sit down now and come back and decide what he wants to do.In terms of the speculation, Im not sure where its come from. But players coming into the club will always remain private.Despite Rodgers reluctance to be drawn on Gerrards next move, former Hoops midfielder Murdo MacLeod would love to see the Champions League winner head to Celtic Park. Murdo MacLeod keen to see Gerrard join old club Celtic Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, MacLeod, who spent nine years with Celtic from 1978, said: Its an interesting one. Listening to Brendan, he is wondering where this has all come from.But he has the connection with him and obviously at some point it would be fantastic to see someone of the quality of Steven Gerrard playing for the club. Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! Also See: Gerrard: Ive got options Gerrard departs LA Galaxy Where next for Gerrard? Transfer Centre Jaire Alexander Womens Jersey . Both sides came closest to scoring in the first half, when Roma had a goal from Mattia Destro waved off for offside and Inters Rodrigo Palacio headed high. "A draw was a fair result. Neither squad had many chances," Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic said. Reggie White Jersey . But when it was all over they had wasted another lead, seen another pitcher flame out on the mound and lost their fourth straight at home. . Last year, Islanders forward Colin Mcdonald released a "Do It For Colin" campaign to promote his teammate and friend John Tavares for the EA sports honour:The most popular sports voting video ever has to go to Chris Bosh who showcased his comedic abilities in his effort to get fans to vote him into the 2008 All Star Game:You can vote for TJ and other star players for the NHL 15 cover vote here.Charlie Nicholas provides his predictions for the domestic finals around Europe this weekend - including the FA Cup showdown at Wembley. While that encounter between Manchester United and Crystal Palace takes place on Saturday evening, the Scottish Cup, German Cup, Coppa Italia and the Coupe de France competitions also conclude the same day, followed by Sundays Copa del Rey showdown - live on Sky Sports.Heres what Soccer Saturdays Charlie Nicholas is predicting for all six clashes in his Sky Bet tips... FA Cup final: Crystal Palace v Manchester United (Saturday, 5.30pm) Wilfried Zahas Crystal Palace will lock horns with Anthony Martials Manchester United on Saturday Manchester United are obviously heavy favourites but the big question is whether winning it will be enough to ensure Louis van Gaal keeps his job. Im not sure it is.I dont think it will be as one-sided a final as some are expecting. For as much as United might dominate possession, I cant see them having it all their own way and Palace have dangerous players.The fact that United play with such advanced wide men in Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard means that their full-backs wont have much protection, which is dangerous up against Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha, who will be desperate to prove a point, while Connor Wickham is probably their main goal threat.I do see United getting the job done though and their fans might even be treated to a few goals again! Wayne Rooney is looking fresh now, and Martial has developed into a real match winner.Charlie predicts: Man Utd to win 3-1 and Rooney to score first (40/1 with Sky Bet) Scottish Cup final: Rangers v Hibernian (Saturday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 2pm) Rangers celebrate their penalty shoot-out win over Celtic Rangers may have needed penalties to beat Celtic in the semis but they thoroughly deserved the win. They actually out-passed them and played the better football.Hibernian are a good side to watch as well and theres no doubt they have the weapons to hurt Rangers, who are the favourites here. Jason Cummings will come back in, and he showed what a threat he is when they met last month, while Anthony Stokes, on loan from Celtic, will also be a dangerman. However, its been over 100 years since Hibs won this competition and I just think theyll get caught up in the moment.Were going to have a really good final between two good footballing sides. Both teams to score looks an absolute banker and I fancy another youngster, Barrie McKay, to make the difference.Charlie predicts: Rangers to win 3-2 and McKay to score first (130/1 with Sky Bet) Sky Sports pundit Neil McCann is expecting the Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Hibernian to be a tight match DFB-Pokal final: Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund (Saturday, 7pm) Pep Guardiola is doused in beer following Bayerns title triumph Theres always great intrigue when these two meet. Ray Nitschke Packers Jersey. Bayern will pass, pass, pass and dominate the game, whereas Dortmund will look to counter-attack with their pace.Theres a bit of debate about whether Pep Guardiolas tenure has been a success, because he hasnt won the Champions League there, but I think he definitely has been because of the way hes made the stars buy into his way.To apply his philosophy is a real achievement and has added to the club and the Bundesliga in general. I think theyll be superior on Saturday, and give him a fitting send-off in his grand finale. Charlie predicts: Bayern to win 3-1 and Robert Lewandowski to score first (33/1 with Sky Bet)Coppa Italia final: AC Milan v Juventus (Saturday, live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 7.40pm) Paulo Dybala has scored 19 times in Serie A for Juventus this season Every time you watch AC Milan play, it feels like youre searching for the ghost of their past. The present doesnt provide much excitement or adventure but theyre still a big club in Italy, more so than we appreciate, so this will be a really intense affair.Juventus are the kings right now, dominating Italian football and winning Serie A at a canter, despite starting the season really poorly. I see that Alvaro Morata, who has been linked with Arsenal and would be a great signing, is ruled out, but theyve got two other top-class strikers in Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala, who looks a real star for the future.Charlie predicts: Juve to win 3-0 and Dybala to score first (28/1 with Sky Bet)Coupe de France final: Marseille v PSG (Saturday, 8pm) Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play his final game for PSG on Saturday Marseille are the great unpredictables. Id almost compare them to Everton, in that we keep hearing about their talented players, such as Michy Batshuayi, but they rarely deliver, winning just three home games in Ligue 1 this season.PSG should be winning this match very comfortably but I suspect Marseille will look to turn it into a scrap and try to stop them playing football, which might work for a while but wont be enough.You cant look past PSG with the big-time players they have and that man with an ego bigger than the Eiffel Tower, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, producing one big final performance.Charlie predicts: PSG to win 2-0 and Ibrahimovic to score first (11/1 with Sky Bet)Copa del Rey final: Barcelona v Sevilla (Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 8pm) Charlie expects Barcelonas three frontmen to flourish We all know that Sevilla are the masters of cup competitions but I think their Europa League final efforts could cost them here. That was the big one for them and it will have taken a lot out of them.Barcelona, meanwhile, have had a nice rest since winning La Liga. That will have done them good and theyll be hungry to finish the season on a high. Kevin Gameiros great pace is something that could hurt them but I suspect the stars will be out on Sunday and theyll produce a stellar performance.Charlie predicts: Barca to win 4-1 and Neymar to score first (35/1 with Sky Bet) Charlies acca Barcelona, Bayern, Juventus and PSG all to win by two or more goals - 16/1 here. Also See: FA Cup final preview Sky Live: Scottish Cup final Contrasts: Balotelli v Pogba Sky Live: Copa del Rey final ' ' '

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