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Steven Gerrard's comments after Rangers 4-0 Dundee have got the fans cheering

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Steven Gerrard's decision to jump into senior management in the Scottish Premiership with Rangers certainly raised a lot of eyebrows.

The Liverpool legend had been coaching the Reds' under-18 side when he was approached by the Blue side of Glasgow.

That's a massive leap in pressure, jumping from a quiet job where he's learning the ropes to one that comes heaped in pressure.

Many saw it as an impossible job, especially for an inexperienced coach, such is Celtic's domination in Scotland.

Gerrard has started decently, however, losing just once in his first 14 games - away at Brendan Rodgers' Celtic - and most recently smashed Dundee 4-0.

Goals from Lassana Coulibaly, Ryan Kent, James Tavernier, and Glenn Middleton did the damage as Rangers rebounded from their Old Firm defeat to move up to 4th.

As much as Rangers' win caught the eye, it was comments made by Gerrard after the match that got fans really talking.

The boss wasn't actually very happy with his team, criticising the players despite an emphatic win.

“We got an important win, four goals and a clean sheet but it wasn’t a great performance," said Gerrard. "It was good enough but we will play better than that.

Steven Gerrard has only lost once in fourteen games with Rangers.

“We have to play with more control. I want as many goals as we can get. I want to create a team that is ruthless and relentless and we weren’t today.

“We deserve more goals. I don’t just want to get a 3-0 lead and take the foot off the gas. If we want to be a successful team, we have to be at it all the time.

“I apologise if I’m not giving my players enough credit. I just us want to be consistent and strong. I just thought first half I was watching a game of basketball - that’s not how I want it.”

Gerrard's comments have gone down brilliantly with Rangers fans, too, with many seeing this as a return to the attitude that they need if they're to challenge Celtic.

He may be a rookie manager but Gerrard seems to have already clicked with the fans and their mentality - keep this up and he'll prove each one of those doubters wrong.

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