After the Rangers team secured a victory over Scottish Premiership opponent Ross County on Sunday, manager Gerrard adamantly denied the reported £5 million offer from Everton, stating it had to have originated from a joke book.
He said: “You carry on with the jokes – £5m, wow.
“Look, I’ve only just been told about this. It hasn’t been brought to my attention by anyone above me at the club.
“I’ll ask the question when I go back on the bus but if you’re going to talk about Nathan Patterson you need to get real.
“£5m is, I don’t know, that’s surely come out of a joke book.
“I don’t make the decisions in terms of when the right numbers are hit. All the players have got a price, we’ve said this so many times.
“We want to keep all our best players, especially our homegrown and local ones.
“There’s a big future here for Nathan. He’s got to be patient and he’ll get game time and minutes.
“We’re delighted with him, he’s not someone we’re looking to move on but every single person has got a number. But let me tell you now, £5m is so far away it’s unreal.”