Excitement amongst Rangers fans online for Sunday’s trip to Celtic Park for the first Old Firm derby of the Steven Gerrard era is palpable. Indeed, for the first time since the Gers’ return to the top flight of Scottish football, they seem like genuine challengers and the mess behind the scenes at Celtic is giving the Light Blues real hope.
Gerrard, who remains unbeaten in charge at Ibrox, has really impressed during his short managerial tenure thus far, though few would doubt that this is his biggest test so far. Pitting his wits against former mentor Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool legend will endear himself to Rangers fans forever if he manages to beat the Scottish champions in their own backyard.
The boss, however, isn’t looking to get too far ahead of himself, though is clearly enjoying the mouth-watering prospect. Talking to the club’s official Twitter account in his pre-match press conference, the 38-year-old has spoken of how big the game is, even suggesting he’d like to be playing in it himself.
SG: This is a big game for me of course, I can’t compare it to playing but I wish I was on Sunday. These are the games you want to be part of.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 31, 2018
As you can imagine, much like anything Gerrard says at the moment, Rangers fans online are absolutely lapping it up. With that in mind, here’s a closer look at some of the reaction.
— Sasa Hans (@justscott89) August 31, 2018
BOOTS ON STEVIE
— johnbremner (@johnbremner_) August 31, 2018
Still not too late for Gerrard to be registered as a player
— Andrew Pearson (@theboychunder) August 31, 2018
Could scoosh the spl with one leg.
— tommy mcconnell (@tommymcconnel11) August 31, 2018
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) August 31, 2018