Jake Humphrey: This is what Gerrard would have thought while watching Rangers collapse
BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey thinks Steven Gerrard won’t have been “daunted” watching Rangers’ humiliating collapse against Celtic in Sunday’s Old Firm clash – and believes the Liverpool icon will be “realising how much better” he can make the Ibrox giants.
According to ESPN, Gerrard has been offered a four-year deal to take the reins at Ibrox and will no doubt have been glued to the final meeting between the sides this season.
Humphrey congratulated Celtic and manager Brendan Rodgers on securing a seventh successive Scottish title with the win but quickly turned his attention to the Rangers “mess.”
“Well done Brendan. Well done Celtic. I imagine Steven Gerrard was watching that Rangers mess, and instead of being daunted, realising how much better he can make them…” Humphrey said on his personal Twitter account.
Well done Brendan. Well done Celtic. I imagine Steven Gerrard was watching that Rangers mess, and instead of being daunted, realising how much better he can make them…
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) April 29, 2018
The 37-year-old is currently Liverpool’s Under-18 manager but could be confirmed as the new Gers boss as early as tomorrow.
Graeme Murty has been in charge since Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October but the two recent Old Firm humiliations have killed any chance the former Scotland international had of landing the job long-term.
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Football Insider verdict:
It’s hard to see how the Gers could get anything but better after their performance at Celtic Park and Gerrard will need to absolutely confident he is going to get the backing he needs to turn the Light Blues around if he does indeed take charge. The display against Celtic will live long in the memory of Gers fans as one of the most spineless Old Firm performances from a Rangers side in living memory. Adding quality is one thing for Light Blues but the new manager – whoever it ends up being – has to instill some fight into a Rangers squad that is happy to roll over and have their tummy tickled at every chance.