Jamie Carragher has backed Steven Gerrard to succeed at Rangers and win the title as he feels “something is bubbling” at Ibrox.
The Liverpool legend, who is now working as a pundit on Sky Sports, was speaking about how well his former team-mate was doing in Glasgow and even went on to compare the feel-good factor currently being felt at the club close to the one they shared whilst at Anfield together.
Although he suggested that winning the title might not top the feeling of their heroic night in Istanbul in the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan, Carragher believed it would be a moment that would go pretty close to rivalling it.
“There is no doubt that Celtic probably have the edge in terms of the squad, financially also,” he told the Herald. “They have the belief that they almost win the league every year. I think Celtic have a lot of advantages that Rangers don’t have.
“But I think they will do it this year. I have seen in some of the European and Old Firm games how the crowd and the atmosphere has been. You think there is something bubbling here at Rangers. I know myself from Liverpool how it feels when the manager has the crowd and the players pulled together.
“It feels like that at Rangers when I watch them. I think, for him, it is probably difficult to top that (Istanbul), really. But I think it would maybe be a close second or certainly in there and about.”
Indeed, Gerrard appears to have turned himself into a real favourite with the fans since taking the hotseat in the dugout (his admission that the club was in his heart would have helped) and that feeling was, perhaps, evident when he took to the pitch at the weekend in a Rangers strip for the final moments of the Legends game against Liverpool (The Scottish Sun).
With the Gers currently sitting at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, after a slip-up by their Old Firm rivals, it might be easy to get a little carried away with how things are going, although the manager is known to take a hard stance on complacency and demands the most from his players every single time.
Gerrard certainly appears to have built a squad capable of challenging their rivals with the manager making a number of transfers since being at Ibrox (per TransferMarkt), and with the arrival of Ross Wilson to help him at the top-level, more quality signings could come through the door in the near future.
Carragher seems to be right to suggest ‘something is bubbling’, especially with the perceived togetherness within the club, and perhaps, this will be the year that Rangers do get their hands on the Scottish Premiership title.
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