Rangers legend Mark Walters believes winning the league this season would “eclipse” Ibrox icon Graeme Souness‘ maiden title win after ending a nine-year wait for the league flag.
Souness’ Ibrox revolution brought the club’s first title since 1978 when they won the 86/87 Premier Division title – but Walters is adamant Gerrard would top that with success this season.
Walters believes that the money Souness had to spend as he brought the likes of England stars Chris Woods and Terry Butcher to Ibrox made it easier for him to be a success.
“If Steven wins the league then it would eclipse what Graeme achieved,” Walters told the Daily Record.
“When you pay big money for players it’s rare you have to develop them as their standard quality players but if you are buying, with all due respect, lesser players then you’ve got more to do.
“You’ve got to improve them more so having players with less ability and improving them to win trophies is a bigger achievement.”
Gerrard’s side are still a long way from getting their hands on any silverware but last month’s Old Firm win has helped put them in a good position for the second half of the season.
The Gers return to action on Friday night against Stranraer before taking on St. Mirren in the league in midweek and they’ll be hoping for a better start to the year than 12 months ago.
If Gerrard is to “eclipse” Souness, he can’t afford another poor start after the winter break and a big win against Stranraer would be the perfect start to 2020 for Rangers.