Celtic fight Rangers for Defoe

Celtic and Rangers are on high alert after striker Jermain Defoe was advised he is allowed to leave the Stadium of Vitality in this month. The 36-year-old previous England worldwide has shown up this season, with his solitary begins coming in the Carabao Cup rivalry. And keeping in mind that Cherries supervisor Eddie Howe has greeted Defoe’s demonstrable skill, he conceded that the previous Spurs and Sunderland forward isn’t probably going to unstick his favored aggressors.

As per reports, Celtic and Rangers have been keen on Defoe before, and the Glasgow competitors are both excited about supporting their assaulting choices in the January exchange window. Defoe is comprehended to win around £100,000 seven days at Bournemouth yet is believed to be available to take a compensation cut in kind for customary diversion time. Howe has likewise hailed Emerson Hyndman’s advance spell at Hibs. The midfielderAmerican played multiple times for Neil Lennon’s side, incorporating appearances in the Betfred cup as well as Europa League.
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Steven Gerrard’s Scottish side, Rangers ran riot on Sunday as they hit seven goals past 10-man Motherwell to finish 7-1 as Celtic moved to the top of the Scottish Premiership table for the first time this season following their goalless draw against Livingston.

Defending champions, Celtic now sit top of the pile, leading Hearts only on goal difference, with a game in hand over the Edinburgh club. However, following the win at Ibrox, Rangers now find themselves just two points behind the leaders.

The Rangers Should Learn Quickly From The Motherwell ‘Education’

The new players of Rangers must learn quickly from the “education” they are receiving at Motherwell, according to the boss Steven Gerrard. Gerrard was very disappointed with the manner and timing of the 94th-minute tie that made it 3-3 and denied the victory of his team on Sunday.

The goal of Peter Hartley was the Rangers second conceded from a set-piece that have come from back to lead 3-2. Gerrard said “I was always aware that we are going to get some bumps in the road soon, and this is the real first bump, it is my responsibility to ensure that this should get out of the system as soon as possible and get prepared again for a big game in midweek.”

On Thursday, the Rangers will take the lead of 1-0 to Russia for the second leg of their Europa League playoff opposite Ufa as they are trying to lock their place in the Europe’s second-tier group stage competition. After three days, they head in the Scottish Premiership to Celtic Park for the season’s first Old Firm meeting.

Gerrard said that the direct style followed by Motherwell at Fir Park was a good lesson for all those players who are not used to that because of being new to the league.

On the other hand, the captain Hartley cause controversy by saying that it was “fun to watch” former Fabio Cardoso the Rangers defender who was weeping after getting his nose broke in a game between the sides in the last season. On Friday, he also said that there would not respect shown in the much amount to Gerrard and Rangers himself accepted to being a bit caught out by the hosts’ approach. The old Liverpool captain agreed that he should have induced Lee Wallace before.


Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard feels he left the club too soon. The former Reds midfielder is one of the most celebrated players in the Premier League era but he wished he extended his playing career for a little while longer than the summer of 2015.

The current boss of Glasgow Rangers said he regretted his decision to bring down the curtain on his career that early.

Steven Gerrard insists that you have to be obsessed

teven Gerrard is one of those players who even though did not manage to win a Ballon d’Or or any other prestigious individual award, the Englishman was able to consistently perform at a very high level throughout the majority of his extensive playing career which spanned from over 15 years.

The Englishman is no longer an active player as he hung up his playing boots on November of 2016 and would later decide to accept a coaching role in the academy divisions of Liverpool.

Now that Steven Gerrard has turned into more of a role model figure than an actual figure as a coach, he is routinely being seen not on the pitch but outside of it, giving advices to the younger players on how to perform, what to do and everything that revolves around being a top footballer.

One of the latest pieces of guidance and tips that Steven Gerrard has released to the public is in relation to how to reach the top level and become a world class performer, in order to reach this status;Gerrard stated that you have to be obsessed in order to succeed. Read more “Steven Gerrard insists that you have to be obsessed”

Steven Gerrard wants Boys to Play more than their Strength

Steven Gerrard reckons if the boys in the academy of Liverpool are dreaming about representing the first team of the club, they must keep enhancing their ability and keep taking their game to another level because the Reds have an extraordinary first team squad these days and breaking into that squad is no joke.

As per Gerrrard, he does not doubt the potential that is there in the academy. There is enormous potential. The boys are very, very good, but, just being good is not enough to take them to the first team. They need to set themselves apart from the rest to make that step further because the level of the first team has gone higher in the recent times. Read more “Steven Gerrard wants Boys to Play more than their Strength”

Steven Gerrard says why Antonio Conte is doing so impressively in Chelsea

The vast majority of the current 2016-17 English Premier League season has seen Chelsea dominating at the top of the top tier competition.

When this season was about to start, there was huge expectations as world-class and renowned managers would be arriving in the Premier League.

JurgenKlopp, Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte are all of the popular coaches that arrived to the English Premier League in this season and even though it has been a fairly competitive campaign, Antonio Conte has mostly been guiding his team to impressive performances and victories without any other team really being able to compete.

With 34 league matches played, Chelsea has collected 81 points while the 2nd place team Tottenham Hotspur is following them closely behind with 77 points in the same amount of games.

Steven Gerrard has voiced his thoughts and said why he thinks that Antonio Conte has been so impressive at the helm of Chelsea as the Liverpool legend said: Read more “Steven Gerrard says why Antonio Conte is doing so impressively in Chelsea”


Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso has said that his former teammate Steven Gerrard will manage the club someday.

He admits that current coach Jurgen Klopp is excellent in the role but adds that the former Red skipper is destined to manage the club sometime in the future.

The Bayern Munich star said that he was elated that Gerrard agreed to return to the club after he was handed a coaching role at the club’s academy. Alonso says Gerrard made a wise decision to manage the academy upon retiring from active football in the MLS. He said it was wiser that he did not jump straight at professional club management but through the academy.

“I think it’s good for him to take it little by little and to gain experience. I don’t know when but someday I believe he will manage Liverpool. I think he will. He has the credentials.

“I think he’s smart enough and intelligent enough to make that transition and to prepare himself for whenever he thinks he’s ready to try it,” the Spaniard said. Read more “ALONSO SAYS GERRARD WILL MANAGE LIVERPOOL SOMEDAY”


John Aldridge believes that Steven Gerrard had a huge role to play in helping Jordan Henderson mature into the role of Liverpool captain.

Henderson took over the role of vice captaincy back in 2014 and was eventually given the captain armband after Steven Gerrard left the club in the summer of 2015.

The England international skippered Liverpool to a dramatic 1-0 victory over bitter Merseyside rivals, Everton on Monday night courtesy of a late Sadio Mane winner in added time.

The Liverpool skipper kept his cool despite a horror tackle from Ross Barkley on him in the second half. The Everton man managed to escape with only a yellow card. He was quick to play down the tackle in the aftermath of the match disclosing that Barkley offered him an apology immediately after the match.

Henderson has been integral to a Liverpool side that has been gunning for the Premier League title this season. He has been very composed and balanced at the center of the park, spraying passes throughout the whole pitch. Aldridge, former Liverpool player who won the league with Liverpool in 1988, believes that Gerrard played a key part in Henderson’s maturity. Read more “ALDRIDGE BELIEVES GERRARD HELPED HENDERSON MATURE”


Ryan Giggs is of the notion that Liverpool had constantly over relied on their former captain, Steven Gerrard, after he had served for so many years at the Anfield side.

Giggs has gone further to compare this to their situation at Manchester United when Roy Keane had to leave.’

However, the former Manchester United midfielder has also gone further to insist that their all-time legendary former boss man, Sir Alex Ferguson was always a bigger man than any of the players at Manchester United.

With the kind of charisma Jurgen Klopp holds over Liverpool at the moment, we probably might be seeing a similar kind of situation Ferguson had while with United.
Ryan Giggs wrote at length on Steven Gerrard in his column for Daily Telegraph. He said:

“Watching Liverpool, it is notable that since Steven Gerrard left there is no big star in the side. Philippe Coutinho is a talent and Jordan Henderson has done well to step into the captaincy. He looks like a good lad and a dedicated professional.” Read more “GIGGS: KLOPP FILLS GAP AT LIVERPOOL”