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Steven Gerrard rips Rangers players to shreds in angry interview after Dundee draw

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Steven Gerrard delivered his most brutal post-match interview yet as Rangers manager on Sunday after watching his side draw 1-1 to 10-man Dundee FC.

Dundee, who were rock bottom of the Scottish Premier League heading into the game, actually took the lead at Dens Park through Rangers old boy Kenny Miller.

They then had a man sent off in the 20th minute and Rangers equalised from the resulting free-kick through Andy Halliday.

Gerrard's men had 70 minutes to find a winner but created barely any clear-cut chances, despite having more possession and a man advantage.

The draw leaves Rangers two points behind league leaders Celtic, who they could have gone level on points with but now have a game in hand.

Gerrard was understandably frustrated at full-time and he made his feelings towards Rangers players very clear in the dressing room and his post-match interview.

In the video below, the Liverpool legend accused his side of making "stupid decisions", lacking character and failing miserably after being given the chance to impress.

REPORTER: "Steven, what's your overriding emotion after that?"

GERRARD: "Not good enough. We didn't look like a Rangers team. Individually we didn't look like Rangers players. We kept making stupid decisions on the pitch.

"We never really carried out the game plan that we've worked on for the last couple of days. So it's no surprise in terms of the result because our performance didn't deserve a result today."

REPORTER: "Why do you think that was?"

GERRARD: "Players making bad decisions, complicating the game [when it] didn't really need complicating. OK, we made a bad start, that happens.

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"But we get a decision that goes our way, [it] goes 11 vs 10 and we score from that free-kick, we're back in the game, we’ve got a man advantage, so there’s no excuse in terms of the performance."

REPORTER: "Is that a bigger frustration given what you said at the start the game about making changes to get that reaction and players deserving to be in?"

GERRARD: "Well, we never got a reaction today. I've been giving players chances and maybe that needs to stop because they're not really taking them.

"It's hugely frustrating because I did expect a reaction because we were so poor in midweek, so it’s a concern that we've performed bad twice on the spin.

"Seven days ago we got a fantastic result at Hearts and people are speaking very well about us, but the last two performances are out of character."

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REPORTER: "What do you do now in terms of Thursday - a massive game - and trying to get a reaction?"

GERRARD: "I try and pick players that I trust who have got personality and character and can handle the occasion.

"People got a run out and test today and failed miserably, so we'll try and pick a team that's capable of getting the right result on Thursday but it has to be a level up."

REPORTER: "Have players looked you in the eye and admitted where they went wrong?"

GERRARD: "Not yet."

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