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Gerrard is superior to Murty in these three departments

Gerrard is superior to Murty in these three departments

Rangers have certainly looked impressive at times this season as they continue to get used to life under Steven Gerrard.

The Bluenoses find themselves in the Europa League group stages and are in the race for the Scottish Premiership title, so it’s safe to say that Steven Gerrard has worked wonders so far.

However, things weren’t all positive in the last campaign as former manager Graeme Murty struggled to ensure consistency and was embarrassed by Celtic on a number of occasions.

Therefore, here’s a look at THREE reasons as to why Gerrard is outshining Murty at Rangers…

Player togetherness and belief

Rangers lost their belief at times last season as they found themselves on the receiving end of some heavy defeats against bitter rivals Celtic.

But, in the current campaign they were narrowly beaten by Brendan Rodgers’ side and caused them some problems at times, so it’s clear to see that things have taken a turn for the better.

Indeed, the Bluenoses have been able to stick together in the most pressurised of situations, which has contributed towards them securing a spot in the Europa League group stages.

Close transfer ties

Graeme Murty never really made any big-name signings or had any close ties that he could make use of during his time as Rangers boss. But, Steven Gerrard has been able to make use of his links to Liverpool and the Premier League by bringing in a number of experienced and promising prospects.

And, it has been clear to see that this has worked wonders for the Bluenoses so far this season, with the likes of Ryan Kent, Ovie Ejaria and Scott Arfield all performing well.

Consistency

Consistency was a real issue for Rangers last season as they often followed up a good result with a bad one towards the end of the last campaign.

However, Steven Gerrard has always managed to ensure consistency since taking over at Ibrox, with the Bluenoses first defeat of the campaign coming against Celtic recently.

Rangers would have struggled to make it to the Europa League group stages without Gerrard in the current campaign as he always finds a way to fire his squad up for every fixture they encounter.

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