Gerrard gives his opinion on two controversial topics in Scottish football - agree?
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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard speaks on VAR and Kilmarnock's pitch

In today’s pre-match press conference, Steven Gerrard touched upon two controversial topics.
VAR and artificial pitches.
The standard of refereeing in Scotland has come under increasing scrutiny this season.
Rangers themselves have been on the wrong end of some dreadful calls. Although, on some occasions, the players only had themselves to blame for disciplinary issues.

Alfredo Morelos receives his marching orders against Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, ongoing tension between managers and officials culminated in an special SFA meeting last week.
Neil Lennon spoke on behalf of the managers and claimed afterwards that both parties were unanimously behind the introduction of VAR. 
Today,
Gerrard confirmed his support.
“I think the statistics tell you that VAR certainly helps the officials…get more big decisions right”, he explained.
“I am, for one, in favour of it.”
He also touched upon the artificial surface at Kilmarnock.

Kilmarnock celebrate a goal against Dundee on their artificial playing surface. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Clearly, he is less impressed with this relatively recent introduction to the game.
Jamie Murphy, damaged knee ligaments, during a replica of this fixture in the Scottish League Cup, back in August.
The winger is still on the treatment table, and back then, Gerrard blamed the surface.

Murphy is making progress with his recovery. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I have already gave my opinion in terms of plastic pitches at an elite level of football. They should be nowhere to be seen.”
“But, I can’t change that in 24 hours. It is what it is. Hopefully tomorrow, both sets of players come through healthy after the game”, the Gers boss added.

Both of these topics have got certainly got people talking this season.
Do you agree with Gerrard’s views?


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