We’ve been largely impressed with Steven Gerrard this season. Has he been perfect? Of course not, but for his first season in professional management, he’s done a very good job. We’re in a better place than we were a year ago, and long may it continue.
This is good because, obviously, it’s essential that our squad improves as we look to close the gap between us and Celtic.
However, these words are meaningless if Gerrard repeats the mistakes that he made last summer. Whilst the boss brought in a few good players, there were more than a few flops, and that doesn’t bode too well.
The likes of Ovie Ejaria, Umar Sadiq and even Kyle Lafferty have all struggled this season, with some having already left, and they’ve taken up valuable space in the squad that could have been filled by more deserving, high-quality players.
Even if you look at January, the arrival of Steven Davis hasn’t been an overwhelming success, and there’s always a chance that he could look to bring the midfielder back to the club this summer.
We trust Gerrard to impress in the summer market, but one thing must be made clear; we can’t afford any more poor moves. They could cost us a title chance. We need to spend, and the club appear to be willing to do that, but they must spend wisely.