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.
Nikola Katic isn't quite ready for regular competitive action – despite what the Croatian may think. The centre-back made his first Rangers appearance in 503 days when he took to the pitch at Ibrox in the pre-season friendly against Brighton on Saturday.
He soaked up the applause when introduced as a half-time substitute but more recovery is necessary before he can regularly contribute, his manager explained, even if Katic himself believes he's ready."It's a special day for Niko, he told Rangers TV. "He's worked extremely hard over the course of a year."It's still very early, people can't expect to see him back regularly just yet."We need to work him in, phase him in.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk