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Sport Steven Gerrard issues Rangers heroes transfer warning as he insists suitors 'best bring an army'

01:25  16 may  2021
01:25  16 may  2021 Source:   msn.com

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  Rangers' last Old Firm unbeaten season against Celtic - Where are they now? Rangers could complete a full campaign without losing to Celtic on Sunday – for the first time in a generation. © Jorg Albertz is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring for Rangers on March 26, 2000 Not since Dick Advocaat was in charge of a multi-million pound star-studded squad in 1999-2000 have Rangers avoided defeat to their nearest rivals throughout a full season – another record seeking to be re-written by Steven Gerrard’s squad this term. © Klos played in three of the four Old Firm games in 1999/2000 - winning them all. Left Rangers and re...

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed he expects more new faces to arrive this summer after the signings of Nnamdi Ofoborh and Fashion Sakala. The Light Blues have already signed Nnamdi Ofoborh and Fashion Sakala ahead of the new season with Scott Wright and Jack Simpson originally signing on pre-contracts before making the move to Ibrox in the winter transfer window. Gerrard confirmed recruitment meetings have been taking place “for some time” ahead of his side’s title defence as he insisted there will be more new faces to arrive added to his Rangers squad later in

Rangers transfer news: Steven Gerrard has told other clubs not to bother bidding for their players (Image: GETTY). “Will that happen from now until the end? Possibly, I don’t know, I wouldn’t like to predict it. “We don’t want any of our best players to go. “There will be players around the squad who Potential suitors have been told not to even bother trying to sign Morelos this month, with Chairman King previously insisting he wouldn’t sell even if a team tabled a bid of £40million. And while Gerrard ruled out selling players such as Morelos this month, he didn’t rule out the club doing so in the future.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard hailed his invincible champions - and warned suitors they'll need an ARMY to prise them away.

The Ibrox gaffer celebrated the club's 55th title in style yesterday with his players after their 4-0 demolition of Aberdeen.

It capped an incredible season for Gerrard's men who finished the campaign on 102 points, 25 clear of Celtic at the top of the Premiership table.

The completed an unbeaten league campaign, racking up 32 wins and 26 clean sheets along the way.

A Kemar Roofe double, a Jermain Defoe strike and Joe Lewis's OG topped off the season.

Afterwards, Rangers boss Gerrard warned their rivals that he's ready to achieve more at Ibrox - and wants to keep his top stars at the club.

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  Steven Gerrard reveals mentality advice from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp that has served him well as Rangers manager ‘Stay balanced’ – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s words of wisdom that have helped Steven Gerrard find managerial success at Rangers. © Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard celebrates Rangers going 4-1 ahead during a Scottish Premiership matc... Gerrard marked three years since his appointment at Ibrox this week, and stated his aims for the future including defending the SPFL Premiership title which will be presented to James Tavernier next weekend, and redressing Rangers’ record in cup competitions. © Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager.

Steven Gerrard 's side will receive the trophy after Saturday's tie with Aberdeen. The team were given a heroes ' welcome when they stepped off the team bus. The club and Scottish Government asked fans to respect Covid lockdown rules. UK Government scientists revealed on Friday that the variant could 'realistically' be 50 per cent more infectious than the Kent strain - which models project could lead to 1,000 deaths a day, as well as 10,000 daily hospitalisations by the summer. Rangers fans gathered in their thousands to celebrate their side receiving the Scottish Premier League trophy on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers has issued a strong warning to his former Liverpool colleague Steven Gerrard about the new life he faces in football management. The Celtic boss told Gerrard he is 'entering a different sport' after joining Glasgow rivals Rangers earlier this summer. But as a manager you have to look after everything." The Celtic manager Rodgers also acknowledged the significance of Gerrard bringing a number of former Liverpool colleagues with him to his new role in the Scottish Premiership. He said :“Plus, he ’s got his staff around him that he knows well , so he ’ll be looking to do well .”

He said: “Some of the numbers the players have posted this season have been really impressive.

“But when the dust settles we’ll hit reset to go again. The stats will probably go against us because they’ll add pressure.

“The expectation will go up but that’s what happens at a club like this.

“It’s special for all of us because we all worked ever so hard for it.

“The players deserve all the plaudits for it, they just needed the guidance.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers kisses the Scottish Premiership trophy © Getty Images Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers kisses the Scottish Premiership trophy

"And as a staff we have given them a way of playing and an environment and culture to grow and express themselves.

“To go unbeaten, I think it's happened four times, but only twice in a 38-game season. The other two were 18-game leagues.

Kamara heir apparent: Gerrard should unleash 21 y/o gem, he's as "brave as a lion" - opinion

  Kamara heir apparent: Gerrard should unleash 21 y/o gem, he's as After an impressive season on loan with Ross County, Stephen Kelly could prove to be the heir to Glen Kamara in Steven Gerrard's Rangers side next season.The 21-year-old Rangers academy graduate has spent the season on loan at Victoria Park and has established himself as a regular in John Hughes’ side, making 23 appearances in the Premiership and averaging a solid 6.55 WhoScored rating for his performances, with two assists to his name.

Hundreds of Rangers fans have gathered in central Glasgow after the team lifted its first Scottish Premiership trophy in a decade. Fans sang and danced in George Square after Steven Gerrard 's side defeated Aberdeen 4 - 0

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“Listen it's a special achievement. It's very rare and that's the reason why I'm so proud of the players, because they haven't come off the gas from a league point of view.

“The consistency levels have been impressive.

“Sometimes these moments pass you by when you're younger.

“But I won't let another one of these moments ever pass me by again.

"It feels really good and I want more of it. I'm as hungry as anyone.

"It's in my DNA to go on and fight for more. That's what I've tried to instil in my players since day one.

"It's about getting their mentality into the right place to win and I believe I can do that.

"This is right up there in my career, because I love winning.

"That is my drive, that is my buzz, that is what I get out of bed for in the morning.

"My family will always be number one in my life, football will be number two.

"But I have still got drive and hunger to achieve more.

"I will continue to sacrifice and grow and learn and push myself and the group to achieve success. That is my draw, my buzz.

“I've had some really interesting meetings with the board and they're with me. They'll back me.

“We'll go again and try to build on this success.

"Can I keep these players together? Well, let me flip the question for you.

"If anyone wants to take them away from me, they best bring an army with them."

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