If Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wanted an idea of the kind of pressure he is under this season, he need only look at the reaction of the club’s fans to the 0-0 draw with Livingston.

We might only be four games in, but Rangers have missed a serious opportunity to turn up the pressure on Old Firm rivals Celtic in the title race.

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LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND – AUGUST 16: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC reacts during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on August 16, 2020 in Livingston, Scotland. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

The Gers might be top of the league and have yet to concede a goal in four league games, but frugal Rangers fans feel this could be a costly two points dropped.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been handed his fair share of the responsibility from the club’s supporters who’re well aware that the Liverpool legend has spent a fair whack building this squad.

Whilst Gerrard would bemoan a lack of quality in the final third after drawing a blank in West Lothian, he also urged his players to remain calm.

“At times it was similar but it feels different now. It feels like we have got more options. It feels like we have better quality,” said Gerrard [Scottish Sun].

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“But some of the quality has only just arrived. We need to keep working, getting better and improving.

“We’ve only got ourselves to blame in terms of the missed opportunity.

“A lot of players did their jobs and did really well but our match-winners haven’t turned up. We have said to them to remain calm.

“But we need to work harder on our relationships and quality in the final third because we got into the final third an awful lot today.”

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Despite being top of the league, Rangers fans have still criticised Steven Gerrard for the draw with Livingston. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

Despite leading the Scottish Premiership the pressure is already beginning to mount behind the Rangers gaffer.

After two trophyless campaigns at Ibrox – and despite the obvious improvement – the cult of Gerrard is very much disappearing.

The Rangers gaffer will be judged more intensely than ever on what happens on the pitch with his reputation alone not enough to withstand criticism should his side take a tumble.

Some of the Rangers fans were already souring his name after the disappointing draw in Livingston and it’s clear that there is marginal room for error going forward:

 

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