Steven Gerrard calls on Rangers to make Ibrox a fortress

Rangers transfer news Ibrox chiefs reject £3m James Tavernier bid from West Brom

"Good players get attention from other clubs".

The window remains firmly open in Scotland until the end of the month and Gerrard has admitted that Rangers could use it to their advantage.

Speaking after Rangers' 3-1 win against Maribor on Thursday - a result that left Ibrox side in command of their Europa League third qualifying round tie - Gerrard questioned the timing of West Brom's approach for the right-back James Tavernier.

And the Rangers manager replied: "Possibly".

And if the Gers can book a spot in the group stage of the Europa League, then Gerrard could have even more cash to spend.

"We can't just think "Oh well, it's a big game today we'll turn up". For me, he's a Premiership footballer.

"The expectations are high but I feel that with every home game we're getting a little more confidence". It is up to James whether he tells you what has been said between us over the past few days but he has had my full backing and full support. "He won't be too long but will still be a couple of weeks I would think".

"He's a leader and a very likeable guy in the dressing room".

'He has been through a lot of turbulence in his time at the club but handled it very well. That's why I gave him the armband.

Mitja Viler cancelled out the Morelos opener before the break as Maribor finished the first half strongly.

'I wouldn't stand in anyone's way if they want to play for another team in their favourite position.

But Gerrard believes his side will be hard to topple if they can repeat their second-half display.

"The second half performance last night was the strongest we've looked for 45 minutes".

He said: "It's always nice to get a bigger advantage in Europe".

"We have got a big league game, our first at home and it's important we get off to a positive start and get maximum points".

"But we corrected it at half-time and we were sensational from then on and thoroughly deserved to come away with a 3-1 lead rather than 2-1". 'It's very close to how we want it to look.

Gerrard said: "To be honest, I thought he was brilliant in the 11 or 12 minutes he was on at the weekend".

Related News:

  • Venezuelan names exiled foe in attack

    Venezuelan names exiled foe in attack

    During Maduro's two-hour speech, videos were displayed showing alleged suspects and images of the drones exploding. Mr Borges did not immediately comment on Mr Maduro's accusation.
    Degenerative eye diseases associated with Alzheimer's risk

    Degenerative eye diseases associated with Alzheimer's risk

    At the start of the study, those enrolled did not have Alzheimer's but by the end almost 800 developed the disease. Speckien says the disease is impacting more and more people in the local area.
    Age shouldn't be criteria for selection: Sachin Tendulkar

    Age shouldn't be criteria for selection: Sachin Tendulkar

    Curran showed maturity in the second innings as he batted through while no other England batsman could score above 30 runs. I did not know what it was to play against Imran Khan , Wasim Akram , Waqar Younis , Abdul Qadir .
  • 5-Star SF Kahlil Whitney Commits to Kentucky

    5-Star SF Kahlil Whitney Commits to Kentucky

    This gives United Kingdom two of the nation's top 15 recruits, more than any other school in the country for the class of 2019. A great grab for Kentucky's 2019 recruiting haul, Whitney's commitment helps offset the loss of four-star wing D.J.
    CVS Health tops Wall Street 2Q forecasts, narrows guidance

    CVS Health tops Wall Street 2Q forecasts, narrows guidance

    Loop Capital set a $68.00 price objective on shares of CVS Health and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Monday, May 7th. CVS Health (NYSE: CVS ) stock was up on Wednesday following the release of its earnings report for the second quarter of 2018.

    Bulls To Face Magic In Mexico City On Dec. 13

    The NBA has started playing more and more games in Mexico City as the league looks to expand its footprint throughout the world. Following the conclusion of the NBA Mexico City Games 2020, the league will have played 32 games in Mexico since 1992.
  • A Small Window to see the Perseid's This Weekend

    A Small Window to see the Perseid's This Weekend

    How fiery and bright the show might be depends on how the dust and particles are distributed along the orbit. A glorious display of Perseid meteors is set to light up the skies over the United Kingdom on Sunday night.
    Henrik Zetterberg’s health ‘a bit of an unknown — Red Wings GM

    Henrik Zetterberg’s health ‘a bit of an unknown — Red Wings GM

    Zetterberg's back problems have been well document since 2014 when he missed the end of the season after undergoing surgery. Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill was noncommittal when asked last month whether the centre would be back with the team.

    'Chahal should play more-red ball cricket' - Rahul Dravid

    And Dravid now wants the leg-spinner to play red-ball cricket in order to hone his skills for the longer format of the game. . Mayank Agarwal was quite exceptional in this game and Prithvi has shown continuous improvement in every level he has played.
  • Ford unveils 2019 NASCAR Mustang

    Ford unveils 2019 NASCAR Mustang

    The auto was revealed to the media, NASCAR executives, Ford employees and the 13 current Ford NASCAR Cup drivers and their teams. Ford will celebrate its iconic muscle vehicle next year when it races the Mustang in NASCAR's top Cup Series.
    Demi Lovato cancels tour after entering rehab

    Demi Lovato cancels tour after entering rehab

    Credit card purchases will be automatically refunded. "This approach was based on what has worked for Demi in the past, when she lived in an in-patient rehabilitation center over a year".
    Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens

    Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens

    As expected, Hector will have little impact on Hawaii as it passes the island chain to the south over the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service says the system will continue to weaken in the coming days as it moves westward.


Most liked

Messi named new Barcelona captain
The Argentine 31-year-old takes over the role following the departure of Andres Iniesta to Japanese club Vissel Kobe . Roberto's elevation is in spite of his only being a first team regular for three seasons.

Justin Verlander opened up about how Kate Upton helped save him
These days, the pair have tied the knot and are expecting their first child together . And she had a combination of qualities that could help him through his ordeal.

QUICK TAKE: SEC Cautious On Bitcoin ETF
Experts like Brian Kelly of BKCM LLC have earlier pointed out that an SEC-approved BTC ETF in 2018 is highly unlikely. According to CoinMarketCap , Bitcoin ( BTC ) is now trading at $6,509.67, down -8.50% in 24 hours.

‘Earth at risk of tipping into hellish hothouse conditions’
But that challenge will become exponentially more hard if the earth itself gets into the act, the researchers said. Presently, global average temperatures are just over 1°C above pre-industrial and rising at 0.17°C per decade.

Matt Le Tissier predicts where Liverpool FC, Man City will finish
Manchester United were allegedly ready to pay as much as £100m for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane before the end of the summer transfer window.

Imax To Host Marvel Film Marathon For MCU’s 10-Year Anniversary
We all know Marvel Studios is now celebrating the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe . You can cast your vote on which two films should make the cut over on @IMAX on Twitter.

Mariners Send Felix Hernandez To Bullpen
The right-hander, who threw a flawless game in 2012, will pitch out of the bullpen for the first time in his career. Servais said the conversation was a hard one. "It's never easy but again hopefully he takes it the right way".

Vikings Guard Nick Easton Likely Out for Season
Easton began experiencing discomfort in his neck and back after last Friday's practice and has not practiced since. Easton started 12 games last season before breaking his ankle in the Week 16 victory at Green Bay.

Bethenny Frankel's on-and-off boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower
We're told the NY medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death, although it is believed drugs were involved. Speaking about her massive new townhouse, Bethheny said, "I may live here forever alone, and I'm okay with that".

Inside IKEA Hyderabad store on opening day: Band, baaja, bedlam
And since children often sleep in the same room as their parents, one model bedroom includes a child's bed amid all the furniture. Some 380 million Indians, a population bigger than the entire USA , will join the middle class in the seven years through 2022.

Electric scooters for rent now welcome on Louisville streets
Riders can rent a scooter through an app on their smartphone and drop it off anywhere in the city when they are finished. Since the interim operating agreement was signed last month, the city authorized Bird's request to add 250 more scooters.

Omarosa Claims Donald Trump Used Racial Slurs in White House
Tom Arnold , a former contestant on the show who was once married to disgraced star Roseanne Barr , said he has Trump tapes too. Omorosa Manigault-Newman pictured with Donald Trump before her departure from the White House. "It's absurd all around".

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Headset Shipping Today
The big draw for business users and creatives alike is the level of immersion that Magic Leap claims is available with the system. The carrier will thus have demo units in select stores located across San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, and Los Angeles.

Pep Guardiola hits out after Douglas Luiz refused Manchester City permit
"We'll try to help him go on loan again and get the work permit", Guardiola said at Friday's news conference. The FA rules on work permits are supposed to ensure only the highest quality of non-European player plays.

Doom Eternal Unleashes Hell at QuakeCon, First Footage and New Details Revealed
At this year's E3, Bethesda announced Doom Eternal , an all-new entry in the shooter franchise that started it all. We also got a look a Phobos, which isn't quite as disgusting, as it hasn't been completely overtaken by demons yet.