Between The Lines: Steven Gerrard hints that Grezda is finally providing the quality he craved

After their Scottish League Cup semi-final loss to Aberdeen, Steven Gerrard bemoaned the lack of quality in his Rangers side. However, after the Gers beat Motherwell 7-1 on the weekend it seemed as though¬†Eros¬†Grezda had changed the manager’s opinion.

What did he say?

“I’ve been waiting for this moment and Eros has been waiting for this moment.

“He had a really bad injury over the summer and he’s only really just coming out of his pre-season now. I’m really excited and confident that there’s more to come from him.”

What did he really mean?

Gerrard’s comments (from BBC Sport via RangersTV) hinted to those he made after the loss to Aberdeen a few weeks ago, where he claimed that making new signings was the only way to improve the quality in his ranks.

Grezda though, who joined from Croatian side NK Osijek in the summer, is only getting to full fitness now and he scored his first two Rangers goals with a brace in Sunday’s rout. This clearly pleased his boss and Gerrard now has another option going forward.

January signings

If Grezda continues to make a positive impact and fulfils Gerrard’s prediction, then it could have an impact on the Liverpool legend’s transfer policy in January.

The Rangers boss made it clear that the 23-year-old summer-signing is a hugely talented player and his return from injury could mean that Rangers don’t need to spend big on an attacker in the winter window.