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Gerrard, who has previously only worked with Liverpool's Under-18s, takes the helm of the giant club who have fallen on hard times in the past decade despite winning a record 54 Scottish titles.
The Blackpool legend, who was an one-club man, represented the side 627 times from 1954 to 1971 in his 17 years marathon spell.
The England captain wishes his own form was better on the field, and that his teammates' behaviour was better off it.
The Australians sealed a 120-run victory in the second Adelaide Test after a crushing 10-wicket triumph in the Brisbane opener, putting England's hopes of retaining the Ashes on the line in Perth.
Ashes-holders England head into a crucial second Test after their demoralising loss to Australia at the Gabba.
A top ICC official has urged cricket bodies around the world to follow Australia's lead and dramatically raise wages for women's players to stop them dropping out of the sport.
Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson will captain England in their World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Monday, manager Gareth Southgate confirmed.
Cook, England's leading scorer in Tests with 11,057 runs, became captain in August 2012 and led his country to Ashes glory on home soil in 2013 and 2015.