It’s hard to determine what would have pleased Rangers manager more at the weekend, thrashing Hamilton 4-1, or seeing Jordan Rossiter make his first start of the season.
The 21-year-old, former Liverpool man, has been injured for much of the early part of the season but returned to the starting XI on Saturday.
It wasn’t the most spectacular performance from the midfielder, but that is expected as he returns from injury. But Gerrard must be anticipating the impact that he can have at the club this season.
For a long time now, the youngster has been compared to Gerrard in terms of his playing ability. The Liverpool legend will love having Rossiter under his wing at Rangers this season, aiming to develop the player to become a major asset not only to The Gers for the rest of the campaign, but for many years to come.
In the short term, Rossiter may be the boost that Rangers need to continue climbing up the Scottish Premier League table. He will have to be managed well as he returns to full fitness, but he could be the missing link in the midfield for the Scottish giants.
Rangers host Spartak Moscow this week in the Europa League before heading to Aberdeen for the League Cup semi final. It is unclear whether Rossiter has done enough to impress Gerrard to warrant a start in either of those games, given the magnitude of them, but there is no doubting that the player’s presence will increase as the season unfolds.
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