Gerrard explains why Rangers fans will fall in love with Grezda

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has not wasted any time since being appointed as the club’s new leader.

The Liverpool legend has recruited 12 new players in the transfer window, and more are expected to come through the welcome gates at Ibrox before Friday’s deadline.

One of those players is Albania winger Eros Grezda, who was targeted after Jamie Murphy suffered an injury that is likely to keep him on the sidelines for a significant spell.

According to the Daily Mail, the final details of a £2m switch from Osijek are being ironed out.

While speaking to reporters ahead of Thursday’s Europa League playoff second leg against Ufa, Gerrard explained why the fans will be excited by the new addition, who scored eight goals and created three assists in 37 outings for Osijek.

“He is an excellent player and the fans will love him because he can contribute in the final third. He’s really quick, very direct and comes in with international experience.”

After taking on Ufa, Rangers will face Old Firm rivals Celtic at Parkhead in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

It will be the first time that Gerrard has experienced the intense derby, which has been made more interesting by the fact that the coach will be going up against his former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.