Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara has revealed the steps Steven Gerrard has taken to get more out of the Finnish international’s all-round game next season, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
Kamara was one of the signing hits of last season, arriving in January from Dundee and showing excellent initial form that cemented his place in Gerrard’s team in the second half of 2018/19.
Also featuring in Finland wins over Bosnia and Liechtenstein over the last week, it’s clear he is carrying a lot of momentum into an important summer for Rangers and big things will be expected from him when the new season kicks off.
The player himself is also looking to improve and has revealed personal coaching sessions from Gerrard have taken place in an effort to get more attacking output from his midfield game.
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As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the 23-year-old said:
“Steven Gerrard has taught me a lot of things. What I particularly like about him is if I make a mistake in the game, the next day he will come up to me and encourage me to do my best.
He has helped me with personal training sessions and is currently teaching me to shoot more. Of course I can actually shoot, but just not anything as good as he can do!
He was very good at that and goals were a big part of his game.
The exercises he has done with me have been excellent and hopefully you will start to see the evidence of this next season.”
With Rangers relying so heavily on Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier for goals last season – only one other player reached double figures apart from those two – Gerrard needs to find a way forward that is less dependent on individuals if his team are to be more consistent next term.
It protects the team against suspensions, injuries and even transfer interest.
The former Dundee man will always been tasked primarily with breaking up play and carrying the ball forward but Kamara already finds himself in advanced positions quite a lot, with Rangers dominating possession in most of their matches.
If the Rangers boss can teach the Finnish international to shoot more from in and around the box then he could seriously up his output.
Kamara’s comments are an interesting little insight into Gerrard’s coaching methods. Time will tell if it pays off next season.