Steven Gerrard interrupts Jordan Rossiter in press conference to issue fierce ‘warning’ to Rangers stars that he will find ‘better players’ if needed
- Steven Gerrard said he could bring in replacements after Aberdeen defeat
- His words were then put to Jordan Rossiter in press conference but he cut in
- Liverpool legend took no prisoners but said his answer did not apply to Rossiter
- He said big clubs always need players to deliver big moments or recruit others
Steven Gerrard showed his uncompromising side as he interrupted Jordan Rossiter’s answer in a press conference to issue a warning to underperforming Rangers players.
After the Gers’ 1-0 defeat by Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup semi-finals, Gerrard had pulled no punches, insisting he would recruit fresh blood if the current line-up continued to fail to deliver.
And when Rossiter was confronted by his manager’s words in a press conference on Tuesday, Gerrard swiftly interjected.
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Steven Gerrard (left) interrupted Jordan Rossiter (right) during the press conference
The interviewer said: ‘Jordan as a player, to hear your manager say “If the players we have right now don’t improve and start producing quality in the final third, my job is to find players that will do it”, what effect does that have as a player, is it a motivational thing?’
‘Well I think at any big club…’ Rossiter began, before Gerrard immediately took over.
‘I’ll answer that, it’s a warning,’ he fired back.
‘It’s a question for me that, not him (Rossiter), he’s been injured for two years.
The Rangers manager reaffirmed his warning to players who aren’t delivering ‘big moments’
Gerrard is adamant that he will bring in new players if his first-team fail to deliver
‘At a big club, you expect big players to step up and provide big moments. If that doesn’t happen, at any big club, the manager and recruitment find better players or players who will do that.’
Gerrard’s response demonstrated his laudable willingness to protect Rossiter from an awkward line of questioning whilst reaffirming his post-match warning.
The Liverpool legend is looking to inspire an upturn in fortunes for Rangers, who lie fifth in the Scottish Premiership, trailing Hearts by eight points.
He will be looking for a response from the team in Wednesday’s clash with Kilmarnock.
No messing from Gerrard here! pic.twitter.com/opKQx4F6Fh
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