Steven Gerrard has fallen in love with Rangers because they are a very similar club to Liverpool.
That is the view of former Spurs and England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Jermain Defoe’s recent comments about the Gers manager.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Defoe revealed that Rangers reminds Gerrard of Liverpool, drawing particular attention to the size and history of the club.
Rangers recently ended their 10-year wait for a Scottish Premiership title – the 55th top-flight title in the club’s esteemed history.
Robinson, who is friends with and a former teammate of Gerrard, heaped praise on the Gers boss for helping bring the Glasgow giants back to “where they deserve to be”.
“Jermain is right,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“You can draw comparisons between Liverpool and Rangers and that could well be why Gerrard has fallen in love with them.
“The size and the stature of both clubs, on a European basis, they are right up there.
“Rangers are hugely supported around the world and with Steven being at Liverpool for so long he is someone that can fully appreciate that. He knows what it is like to be part of a massive club.
“Gerrard has put Rangers back to where they want to be and where they deserve to be. It’s been a long time coming and he deserves huge credit.”
Speaking on signing for Rangers, Defoe told talkSPORT: “I met Stevie (Gerrard) in London, had a discussion and did a presentation and he said something to me and I was like ‘wow’. Rangers reminds him of Liverpool. The size of the club reminds him of Liverpool.
“That’s a powerful statement and we know the size of the club and it’s history and I thought.”