Adrian Durham has praised how Steven Gerrard took to management with Rangers after having such a glittering playing career with Liverpool.
Gerrard was undoubtedly one of the best players in the world during his best years and Durham claims there is a huge difference between his quality and that of his current Gers players.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, Durham hailed Gerrard as the ‘king of Scottish football’ before making a pretty harsh comment about the Rangers squad.
He said, “He’s [Gerrard] put aside how good a player he was because if he goes up to Rangers and decides ‘these players are nowhere near as good as me I’m going to fall out with all of them’, he’s going to get nowhere.
“None of them are even fit to lace his boots, with the greatest of respects and they all know that.
“He’s understood the job in hand. Gerrard really stepped it up, he is top dog, he is the king of Scottish football right now.”
As players, it is very doubtful that anyone in the current Gers camp will come close to how good of a player Gerrard was but that’s taking nothing away from the players.
Gerrard was a generational talent and there is no shame in not hitting the lofty heights he achieved as a player.
However, to say our players can’t lace Gerrard’s boots is something that we, and probably Gerrard, will disagree with.
We have very good players as well as a quality manager and there is mutual respect between both parties.
It did seem like Durham was trying to disparage the Rangers players and dismiss their quality out of hand before going on to praise Gerrard’s work.
Gerrard has done well but the players deserve a lot of praise for their work this season too.