Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional football manager and former player who manages Scottish Premiership club Rangers.
He spent the majority of his playing career as a central midfielder for Liverpool, with most of that time spent as club captain, as well as captaining the England national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time,
Gerrard was awarded the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award in 2005, and the Ballon d'Or Bronze Award. In 2009, Zinedine Zidane and Pelé said that they considered Gerrard to be the best footballer in the world.
James Tavernier believes they have now come of age. And proof of that would be a march beyond the hurdle they’ve hit against Bayer Leverkusen and Slavia Prague in their previous two Europa League campaigns.
As Rangers prepare to take on their 50th European match under Steven Gerrard, their captain knows they’ve improved beyond all recognition and doesn’t downplay their achievement of getting out of the groups in the last two years.
But, as another adventure begins with the mouthwatering prospect of an opening clash with Lyon at Ibrox, Tavernier insists it is now time to look beyond the last 16.He said: “It’s definitely a realistic goal.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk