McLeish 'intrigued' by what he spotted Gerrard do after Rangers win
Alex McLeish has admitted he was thrilled to see Steven Gerrard leading the celebrations at Rangers after Sunday’s 2-1 win over Hibernian.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers boss insisted it was “great to hear” the noise of the fans back at Ibrox after an “important” victory.
Gerrard was seen fist-pumping and celebrating in front of the crowd after the Light Blues came from behind to beat Hibs.
As quoted by the Scottish Sun, Gerrard claimed there was “nothing wrong with getting emotional”.
He insisted he makes “no apologies” for his reaction.
The win leaves Rangers top of the Premiership.
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McLeish admitted he loved seeing Gerrard’s passion come through to ignite a boisterous Ibrox crowd.
Asked how big a win Sunday was for Rangers, McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “You only had to see Steven Gerrard’s reaction on the pitch after the game.
“He went round the fans, he saluted them, he was fist-pumping. That, for me, showed how important a game that was for Rangers.
“Maybe not quite getting to grips early doors, Hibs put an imprint on the game with a good start. You could see that they were up for it.
“I was more intrigued with the fans. Every time Stevie threw the fist up, he gave it one of them, there was a response from the fans.
“It was great to hear that again because for a couple of years we’ve not been able to do that.
“Klopp is a master at that as well. Perhaps Stevie was taking a bit out of Jurgen. I know Gerrard’s a passionate man.
“He certainly knows the expectations of Rangers supporters and the club in general.”