Rangers legend Graeme Souness believes it is going to be difficult for Steven Gerrard to make up the ground lost on bitter rivals Celtic – but insists it’s not impossible for the Gers.
Gerrard faces trying to stop Celtic from winning an eighth consecutive title and has a massive task in front of him and Souness admitted he hopes the Gers boss has a “large slice of luck.”
“I know it’s going to be difficult and they are a good bit ahead in terms of they have had Champions League money for a few years now and we haven’t,” Souness told Sky Sports News, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“So it’s a big ask but not impossible and I’m just hoping he has a large slice of luck to go with it all.”
Football Insider verdict:
Gerrard will need a massive slice of luck if he’s going to be a success but that’s par for the course when it comes to successful Old Firm managers. The 38-year-old won’t be coming in to Ibrox unaware of the task awaiting him and will have a good idea of exactly what he needs to get done. The Gers boss might not win the title right away but if he can put serious pressure on Celtic until the very end of the season then it will be viewed as something of a success. Despite some of the comments from English pundits about Rangers being a lovely environment for his first job, Souness will know exactly what Gerrard is facing after being in a similar position himself in 1986 when he hung up his boots. If Gerrard is as successful at Ibrox as Souness was then Scottish football is about to undergo a dramatic shift.