Former Wales international striker Craig Bellamy has destroyed the Rangers squad by suggesting that Steven Gerrard would be the best player at the club if he takes over as manager.
The 37-year-old has been tipped to take over at Ibrox for what would be his first foray into senior management, and confirmed that he was holding talks with the Light Blues over moving from his role as a youth coach at Liverpool.
However, despite having been retired since 2016, Bellamy boldly claimed that he would still be the most talented player at the Gers in a damning verdict on the quality of the squad, and that Rangers should get him playing as well as managing if he joins.
Giving his rave review of his former team mate at Liverpool, Bellamy told Sky Sports’ The Debate (02/05): “Listen, Rangers should ask him to put his boots on right now because he’d be that good, he’s still that good and he’d be the best player up there.
“Even players like myself, I’m a year older than him, looked up to him and actually wanted to listen to what he had to say.
“He was never a screamer and shouter but at the same time he’s clear with his information and he’s actually quite correct.
“I played with him when he was at his best, you always know he’s going to take responsibility. He’s going to lead by example.”
Football Insider verdict
Whether or not Bellamy is having a joke or not is irrelevant, because it is an actual worry that Gerrard could be better than the senior squad at Ibrox. He was by no doubts a sensational midfielder during his time and even though he has been away from playing for some time, he will no doubt have kept in shape during his time as a youth coach. How will the Gers stars take to their manager being a better player at 37-years-old than they are? It could inspire them, as he passes on his knowledge to help them improve, or it could intimidate them and make them realise they are not as good as they thought. Either way, Gerrard’s arrival is a serious talking point not only in Scotland but across all of England, and all eyes will be on Ibrox if and when he arrives to see the sort of impact he has.