Steven Gerrard is good enough to walk into his own Rangers side and could lead them to Old Firm victory on Sunday and even score the winner, according to his former Liverpool team-mate Danny Murphy.
Speaking on talkSPORT on Monday, Murphy says his friend and former team-mate is easily good enough to play in the Light Blues side he manages and prevent Celtic securing victory.
“From what I saw of him at the weekend, he would – with a little bit of tweaking – walk into that Rangers team,” Murphy told the Jim White programme on talkSPORT on Monday.
“He’d run it. He’s boss it. He’d be humble and say no… but he’s still in his 30s.
“If he put his boots on against Celtic, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if they won and he got the winner. That’s just what he does.”
“Steven Gerrard would walk into the Rangers team now and boss it.” ????
“If he played vs #CelticFC, it wouldn’t surprise me if he got the winner.” ⚽️
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 25, 2019
Football Insider verdict:
Given that Murphy saw Gerrard in action at weekend, he is well placed to deliver a verdict on how Gerrard would fare in Sunday’s Old Firm. The Liverpool all-time great showed he’s still got it as he ran the show and scored a last-minute winner in a game against AC Milan legends. But it’s one thing doing it alongside Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush, Luis Garcia, Dirk Kuyt, Sami Hyypia, Jamie Carragher and Steve McManaman and another stepping into the Parkhead bearpit and having the fitness and agility to deliver over 90 minutes. Certainly, the atmosphere and occasion would be no bother to a player who steered Liverpool to Champions League glory and accumulated 100-plus England caps in a glittering career. Gerrard’s status as a bona fide icon is unquestionable, but it is another thing to suggest he could “boss” Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and company across an entire Old Firm. Murphy might be looking at this one through red-tinted glasses.
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