Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo has opened up on working under Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard at Ibrox and admits that the Gers boss is “like a mentor” to the Nigerian international.

Aribo arrived at Ibrox over the summer from Charlton and has been getting advice from the Rangers manager on how to take his game to the next level.

Joe Aribo of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Hearts and Rangers at Tynecastle Park on 20 October, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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The midfielder admits that he isn’t looking too far ahead in the future as he settles at Ibrox and is looking to repay Gerrard’s faith with strong performances.

”He’s my manager but he’s just so down to earth, so easygoing and he’s like a mentor to me also, he just helps me, he gives me points on how to improve my game,” Aribo told the Super Eagles’ Youtube.

”I don’t really look too far but I’d just say I want to keep my head down, playing for Rangers, doing the best I can”.

The midfielder has made a decent start at Ibrox but it is at international level he’s really excelled this season.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 13: Joseph Ayodele-Aribo of Nigeria keeps the ball away from Richarlison of Brazil during the international friendly match between Brazil and Nigeria at the Singapore National Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Singapore.
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Since making his debut for the Super Eagles, he has won rave reviews from fans and pundits for his performances for the African giants.

If he can carry that over to club level then the Gers have a real talent on their hands who could be a mainstay of the side for years to come.

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