Rangers legend Andy Goram has claimed Gers boss Steven Gerrard should look his boots out and give himself a game for the Light Blues – but the Gers boss has far bigger issues to deal with as he takes the reins at Ibrox.
Goram claimed Gerrard could do a “miles better job” than the current players, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, as he gets set for his first season in management.
With bitter rivals Celtic already having won the last seven Scottish titles and just secured a historic back-to-back treble then Gerrard might want to focus all of his attention of closing the gap to Brendan Rodgers’ side.
There’s no doubt Gerrard was a world-class player at his peak but at 38 and almost two years out from hanging his boots up, the Liverpool icon is never going to be the answer in midfield in 2018.
Anyone that watched him play for LA Galaxy in MLS will know Gerrard doesn’t have the same engine he did when he was dominating midfields in the Premier League.
Gerrard’s last competitive game was in November 2016, losing an MLS Cup playoff on penalties to Colorado Rapids, and it would likely take months to even get him in a condition to actually play and not be sucking air in after twenty minutes.
Playing himself would also limit the chances for some of the younger players who are going to be in the squad for years to come, hopefully, like Jordan Rossiter and Ross McCrorie.
Gerrard’s arrival as manager has already brought a lot of excitement and anticipation to the Gers with fans desperate to see how he does in the dugout – but pulling his boots back on is only going to make it so much harder for the Liverpool icon to succeed.
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