As we all know, Steven Gerrard is currently putting a trimmed Rangers squad through its paces in Portugal.

Their stunning Algarve training base caters for pretty much everything the players could possibly need.

Gerrard wants his side as fit as possible for the Europa League campaign. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

On the pitch, the first few days have consisted mainly of mobility exercises and running. Lots of it.

However, it seems more ball work is now being introduced. Judging by the club’s social media account, passing drills were a focus of Tuesday’s work.

It wasn’t just the coaching staff the players were challenged with impressing, though.

A club legend dropped in to run his eye over proceedings, too. The one and only Graeme Souness.

Souness receives a red card for challenge against Hibs in 1986. (Photo by Mark Leech/Getty Images)

The 66-year-old earned hero status at Ibrox for guiding the club to three league titles and four Scottish League Cups between 1986 and 1991. Over that time, he also made 50 league appearances as a player.

He’s now an established TV pundit and regular on Sky Sports. Yet, he hasn’t lost any of the sternness he was synonymous for as a Ger.

Plenty of Bears raved about their former boss when the official Rangers Twitter account posted photos of him alongside Gerrard and kit man, Jimmy Bell. The post was appropriately captioned, too.

Here’s a selection of reactions:

 

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