The Stamford Bridge boss claims that the Liverpool legend will do just fine, regardless of the speculation.
Chelsea director Frank Lampard says he has no sympathy for Steven Gerrard’s standing at Rangers… since his former England colleague does not need it.
The contemporaries were previously rivals at a global level, with much dispute as to whether they could play together in precisely the exact same group, and both are carrying their formative measures as supervisors.
Lampard is now at Stamford Bridge following a successful spell with Derby County, while Gerrard finds himself at Ibrox but is under pressure following a run of form which has seen the Gers slide 16 points behind rivals Celtic, albeit with a few games in hand.
“We all have the exact pressures however it may look from the outside,” Lampard said. “So, I am not talking about’sympathy’ because we are both tough. I know Steven and he is a difficult lad. I mean that in a fantastic way.
“I do not want sympathy and I am not planning to hand sympathy or talks or lessons to Steven.”
Former Liverpool team-mate Robbie Fowler, meanwhile, has struck out at the proposal that the Champions League winner’s potential ought to be under question, despite exceeding losses against Hearts and Hamilton — both bottom sides from the Scottish Premiership.
“Nothing should surprise me in football anymore, but my partner Steven Gerrard allegedly under pressure at Rangers? C’mon!” He composed in the Daily Star.
“Social networking has much to answer for when it comes to some of the crap that is being spouted nowadays.
“I see a lot of individuals that are smart and understand the sport, but also a helluva lot of people who just don’t have any idea.
“Even from a distance, I can sniff out the crap. Like the suggestion, he has lost the players. Absolute rubbish. Honestly.
“I don’t need to talk with him to know that is incorrect, hopelessly wrong.”
“I watched how Rangers played against Braga from the previous round of this Europa League and I could see a group that has got every ounce of belief in what the boss is doing. They have bought into what he desires.
“The performances in Europe have been outstanding — and perhaps they’re paying the penalty for that a little from the league.”
Rangers travel to Ross County on Sunday trying to detain their bad form before assembly Bayer Leverkusen at Ibrox at the Europa League on Thursday.