Chris Sutton: "People who think Rangers have had a good season are deluded"
"People who think Rangers have had a good season are deluded."
Chris Sutton has said that Steven Gerrard has "lost the plot." The former Celtic striker also said that those who have claimed that Rangers have had a good season under Gerrard are "deluded."
Sutton made the comments as Rangers prepare to host Aberdeen on Sunday afternoon at Ibrox, a team Gerrard has accused of trying harder against his side than against other opponents in the Scottish Premiership.
Rangers were knocked out of both domestic cup competitions by Aberdeen this season and the Glasgow club have recorded victory in just one of their six matches against the Dons during Gerrard's first campaign.
Sutton reckons that Gerrard is "morphing into Pedro Caixinha", the former Rangers manager. He also questioned the logic of those who have claimed that the team have had a good season.
You can watch Sutton on BT Sport here:
"Steven Gerrard is morphing into Pedro Caixinha"
"People who think Rangers have had a good season are DELUDED!"
"We talk about Celtic being average, what does that make Rangers?!"@chris_sutton73 puts the boot into Rangers 😳 pic.twitter.com/8XNIb9HFlR
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 28, 2019
On Saturday, Sutton made a similar criticism of the former Liverpool captain.
"He's lost the plot, Steven Gerrard!"
"He's talking like Pedro Caixinha!"@chris_sutton73 is having none of it when asked if Aberdeen try harder against Rangers than Celtic 👀#SaturdaySav pic.twitter.com/N5Qs8wwJBo
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 27, 2019
Ahead of kick-off on Sunday, Rangers were in second place, 12 points behind Celtic, and eight points clear of Aberdeen in third place. Gerrard's side reached the group stages of the Europa League, and beat Celtic at Ibrox in December, but failed to make an impact in the domestic cup competitions or in the title race.
The former England midfielder has signed 19 players since becoming Rangers manager last May. He has called for the club to back him again in the summer transfer window as they seek to close the gap on Celtic.