Steven Gerrard has decided to start Jermain Defoe as Glasgow Rangers face Livingston at Ibrox this afternon.
The ‘Gers go into the game on top of the Premiership, having won nine and drawn two of their first 11 games. They are currently three points ahead of their fierce rivals Celtic, who could only manage a 3-3 draw away at Aberdeen earlier, so Gerrard’s side have the perfect chance to take advantage here.
The manager has a number of options available to him up front, with Kemar Roofe, Cedric Itten and Alfredo Morelos all on the bench. However, he has instead decided to give the former England striker his first start of the campaign, and he will be hoping the veteran can do the business.
Who should have started?
Many ‘Gers fans, though, clearly did not agree with Gerrard’s decision, as they took to Twitter to share their anger.
Let’s see what they had to say about the decision to start Defoe below
£10 million on strikers in the summer and knocked back £16 million for Morelos, and starting Defoe? Strange decision
— Scott (@SMcdonald12_) October 25, 2020
Defoe over Itten is a bit disappointing. Fully expect us to stroll it today but it’s pretty telling that Itten can’t get a game here.
— Craig Murdoch (@craigmurdoch11) October 25, 2020
No roofe. Delete now
— Glenn (@GlennHyslop10) October 25, 2020
Defoe before Itten 🥴
— Baz Dunn (@baz_dunn) October 25, 2020
Bit concerned Defoe starting when he’s hardly played any football Itten surely?
— pop 15 (@Gazzacusgxo) October 25, 2020
why sign roofe and itten just to start a 38 year old Defoe?
— Jude🇬🇧 (@Ael1872) October 25, 2020
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