Between The Lines: Comments on Lallana & Morrison prove Gerrard’s faith in Arfield

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was asked by the club’s official YouTube channel about rumours on potential January moves for Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, whom they were installed as the bookies’ favourites to sign, and Lazio outcast Ravel Morrison, who followed a number of Rangers players and their boss on Instagram, and his answer certainly cleared things up.

What’s the word, then?

Well, social media stories had suggested that the Liverpool legend was keen to bring Lallana and Morrison to Ibrox before the deadline on January 31, to add to other additions this month in Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis, as well as the pre-contract agreements with Jamie Jones and Glen Kamara.

The Glasgow giants are well in the Scottish Premiership title race following their 1-0 Old Firm derby victory prior to the mini-winter break, and now they will look knock Celtic off of their perch.

When asked about the speculation of further new arrivals by the club on their official YouTube channel, the 38-year-old replied: “There’s no truth in either.”

What do his comments mean?

It may be that Gerrard was interested in the duo – a scenario that certainly isn’t out of the question given neither player is in favour at their current clubs – but that the deals were not possible to complete.

Wages could well have been a major sticking point but in this case we will give Gerrard the benefit of the doubt, and take from his words that the pair were never targets for the Glasgow giants.

Should that be the case, it shows the great faith that the Liverpool legend has in Scott Arfield, who once again shone in the role through the middle – one that Lallana or Morrison would also be competing for if they were to sign – against the Bhoys, and in general during the current campaign.

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