Published: Thu, November 01, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Gerrard fears Rangers sack if silverware drought continues

Gerrard fears Rangers sack if silverware drought continues

The result comes three days after League Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen and the Gers boss says he had some strong words for his squad at the final whistle.

Lewis Ferguson scored the only goal of the game to inflict Steven Gerrard with his first semi-final defeat at Hampden Park as Rangers boss.

As Gerrard and midfielder Jordan Rossiter, whose Rangers career has been plighted by injury since his 2016 move from Liverpool, greeted the press on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's Scottish Premiership clash with Kilmarnock, the manager's comments were referenced by reporters.

It is said that the Reds value the winger between £1.5m and £5m, but Gerrard is thought to be hopeful of getting the youngster at the lower end of that bracket, as he looks to pin him down for the long term.

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And Gerrard wants more from himself and his players. It's for me, that.

"That's the way it is, we're at a big club and big clubs requires big players who step it up in big moments on big occasions".

"If that doesn't happen, at any big club, the manager and the recruitment find better players or players who will do that".

The legendary ex-Liverpool star believes he will come under increasing pressure unless his players begin to take responsibility on the pitch.

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"It's the wrong place". There's been too many players here of late that are prepared to go into that shell.

'You have to be blunt.

"Then the onus is on us to go and break that down and someone to step forward to create something". It is cut-throat - that is the way it is. You shouldn't be here'.

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