Steven Gerrard is a global superstar, but ultimately, he’ll need help to strengthen the Rangers team if they are to challenge Celtic at all.

I played against Stevie, and he was an absolute class act. He has to go down as one of the greatest Liverpool player ever. But managing is a whole new ball game, and it is intriguing to see how he gets on at Ibrox.

Anyone who saw the last Old Firm game can clearly see that it was like men versus boys, and the semi-final of the Scottish Cup was exactly the same. Will the money be available though to close the gap in quality significantly on Celtic though? He must have been told it will be, otherwise, I can’t fathom out why he would have taken the job, because Rangers will just get beaten again by a similar margin.

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The place has been in disarray, so the arrival of Gerrard has lifted the whole club, and there has been an injection of optimism.

Stevie is very professional, and I’m sure he wouldn’t have taken the job without feeling that with a little bit of help he can make Rangers better. I have heard the argument he may be able to improve players the way that Brendan Rodgers did at Celtic, but you can’t just make these players better overnight.

People maybe underestimate what the few signings Brendan did make brought to the party, particularly the key signing of Scott Sinclair. He paid £4.5 million for him and he was remarkable in that first season, and the impact Moussa Dembele had was tremendous as well.

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Rodgers will see this as a challenge, and he will want to make sure that Celtic are even better again next season, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him dip into the transfer market as well.

So, it is a coup for Rangers to get such a class act as a manager, but Dave King can’t hang him out to dry. I know he said in his press conference that recruitment isn’t that important, but I actually think that it is everything, particularly for this Rangers squad.