Steven Gerrard made a thinly veiled plea to the Rangers board with an – as ever – honest interview after the comfortable 2-0 friendly victory over Coventry City, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The Gers gaffer has spoken before about his need to add reinforcements, particularly to his strike force, but this time went a step further by implying that targets have been identified and that it is up to the hierarchy as to whether or not funding is provided to move for the players.
When asked after the game if he was happy with the squad at his disposal, he said:
“In terms of the squad, we need more. I’ve told the club that.
“In terms of where we’re at from a financial point of view, they’re questions for other people, but I’ve made it quite clear we need to add.
“We still need to get people in the door.”
Gerrard may have made four signings but there were also numerous departures earlier in the transfer window, with the recent additions being primarily back-up options other than the permanent signing of Ianis Hagi, however, the pre-season form of Jon McLaughlin has suggested that he isn’t just at Ibrox to sit on the bench.
More pressing for the Gers gaffer is the possibility of his star man leaving with reports in France claiming that Alfredo Morelos has agreed personal terms with Lille, the Ligue 1 side having been linked with a £15millon move last week.
Gerrard’s comments have evermore resonance if he is to lose the Colombian international but new arrivals would be expected before his talisman can depart – going into one of the most important seasons in the club’s history with no available strikers is hardly ideal planning and hopefully – like Oliver Twist – the boss will get his wish.