WATCH: Steven Gerrard pulls no punches as he lays into players following Europa League defeat

WATCH: Steven Gerrard pulls no punches as he lays into players following Europa League defeat

The Rangers boss compared his side’s defending to that of an U12’s football team in their 4-3 defeat to Spartak Moscow

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is renowned for wearing his heart on his sleeve. As a player, he was a leader that demanded the best out of his teammates, week in, week out.

These are the credentials that ultimately make for a successful manager, and in his first post at SPL giants Rangers, he’s showing everyone that he has what it takes to make it on the other side of the white line.

Since taking over at Ibrox in the summer, Gerrard has guided his team to third-place in the Scottish top-flight, while also enduring success in the Europa League by beating the likes of Maribor and Rapid Wien and registering an unlikely draw away at Villarreal back in September.

These results have kept the Scottish titans in contention to win Group G, as they currently sit just one point behind group leaders Villarreal after four games. However, last night they passed up the perfect opportunity to top the table after throwing away a lead no more than three times against Russian outfit Spartak Moscow, eventually losing the match 4-3.

The 38-year-old, who turned out for England more than 100 times throughout a glistening career, spoke after the game about his sides performance.

“Under-12’s, under-13’s normally can clear the ball with either foot, I’m a bit confused, especially with the lads that were picked,” Gerrard said in his post-match interview with BT Sport.

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It’s fair to say that Gerrard’s comments ruffled a few feathers amongst Rangers fans, with supporters taking to Twitter last night to have their say: