Steven Gerrard has made a remarkable start to life in management.

The Liverpool icon has Rangers very much in a title race and will feel his side probably should have progressed in the Europa League group stage.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Connor Goldson of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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There’s passion and commitment in abundance in the squad and a team fans can finally get properly behind.

But he needs to make a decision over who are the first-choice centre-back pairing.

There’s been little consistency of selection so far with Connor Goldson, Joe Worrall, Niko Katic and Gareth McAuley all involved.


GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 23: Nikola Katic of Rangers controls the ball during the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Play Off match between Rangers and FC Ufa at Ibrox Stadium on August 23, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Goldson has partnered all three on a regular basis but should be given the chance to play regularly with one of them.

With a title at stake, making change for change’s sake is unnecessary.

Allowing Goldson to build a proper partnership with one of the three – rather than rotating between them – should help shore up the Gers’ defence.


All three could make a good claim to being first in line but so far Gerrard seems unwilling to make a decision.

It’ll also really benefit the full-backs and central midfielders by having a consistent selection alongside them.

Katic impressed early on before seemingly falling out of favour and being replaced.

Worrall has blown hot and cold and has never really hit the heights expected without ever really struggling.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic battles for the ball with Joe Worrall of Steven Gerrard's Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Only McAuley hasn’t really played much but the veteran has shown he still has plenty left.

While Goldson certainly doesn’t look to be going anywhere, Gerrard needs to decide who his regular partner will be.

The Gers might just find themselves not conceding silly late goals and tighten things up at the back.

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