The former England international is determined to recover from the setbacks his staff have struck in recent weeks.
Steven Gerrard has dismissed any speculation stepping down at Rangers, confirming he’s completely committed to staying on as manager.
The Liverpool legend has seen Rangers fall 12 points behind rivals Celtic from the race to the Scottish Premiership title after drawing 2-2 with St Johnstone in their final league game.
It then went from bad to worse for the Old Firm club when they crashed out of the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, losing 1-0 to Hearts last weekend, which Gerrard described as the ‘lowest point’ in his Rangers career.
Gerrard’s comments sparked speculation that he could be prepared to walk away from Ibrox, but the prior England global has insisted he’s devoted to the project he’s started at Rangers.
“I am in. I have signed up to something here,” Gerrard said before Wednesday’s league game against Hamilton.
“I am all in. I knew there was going to be periods such as this that were demanding. I knew we were going to get some real setbacks.”
Gerrard’s stated goal when he came at Rangers in 2018 would be to win the Scottish Premiership, but with this name now probably out of reach this year, the progression from the Europa League and an impending last-16 tie with Bayer Leverkusen takes on greater importance.
“That is when the club wants me most, and that is to stay strong and fight on and push and continue to attempt to improve this and build on the progress we have made in plenty of places,” continued Gerrard.
“We will need to learn from some of those things that have not gone so well and attempt to prevent them from happening again.”
Something that can help boost Rangers’ season is the return of striker Alfredo Morelos into the group after he was dropped for disciplinary reasons.
Morelos was granted permission to fly to his home nation of Colombia but returned later than the agreed date, which led to Gerrard dropping him for the quarter-final reduction to Hearts.
Gerrard said: “He has shown lots of guilt for his actions, allowing his team-mates down along with down the supporters.
“He has accepted his punishment, which will remain private for obvious reasons, so yes he is available for selection.”