BBC Scotland journalist Tom English has admitted he was wrong about Steven Gerrard after it was confirmed on Sunday that Rangers are Scottish champions.

Celtic’s failure to beat Dundee United means that the Gers’ current points total cannot be surpassed and that title number 55 will head to Ibrox.

Tweeting in reaction to Celtic’s 0-0 draw at Tannadice, English paid tribute to Rangers’ crushing title victory over their Old Firm rivals and lauded manager Gerrard.


“Rangers win the title in a landslide,” wrote English via his personal Twitter account on Sunday afternoon.

“It’s been a very long and extremely torturous road but Steven Gerrard has been outstanding.

“His players are transformed. Mea culpa. I thought the pressure of the job would eat him up. Instead, he’s revelled in it.

“Congrats Rangers.”

Only pressure that concerns Gerrard is in his tyres

Does English not know who Gerrard is?

He’s the man who captained Liverpool, one of England’s biggest clubs, making 710 total appearances for them as well as winning 114 caps with England.

He’s played in the Premier League, World Cups, European Championships and – of course – captained Liverpool to the Champions League title in 2005.

The only time Gerrard cares about the word pressure is when he’s pumping up the tyres on his car.

Why did English think that Gerrard would be no different to Mark Warbuton or Pedro Caixinha?

We could accept worries about Gerrard’s tactical decisions or decisions in the transfer market because it was his first job in first-team management.

But to question the Liverpool legend’s ability to deal with pressure is absolutely bizarre and something we’ve come to accept from BBC journalists when they’ve spouted their nonsense about the 55-times title winners.

In other Rangers news, Andy Gray has shared a massive claim about Gerrard’s future at Ibrox.


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