Kuyt: Se­cur­ing ti­tle win is ev­ery­thing for Ger­rard

Evening Times - - SPORT | LAST WORD - Chris Jack

DIRK KUYT reck­ons man­ager Steven Ger­rard would savour a ti­tle win as much as the Rangers sup­port if he could lead his side to Premier­ship glory this sea­son.

The Go­van side are level on points with Celtic at the top of the ta­ble af­ter an im­pres­sive start to the cam­paign and hopes are high among sup­port­ers that this could fi­nally be the Gers’ year to end their long wait for sil­ver­ware suc­cess.

Ger­rard has made a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on and off the field since ar­riv­ing at Ibrox from Liver­pool last sum­mer to be­gin his man­age­rial ca­reer.

And former Reds striker Kuyt is pleased to see the An­field le­gend mak­ing his mark in the dugout this sea­son.

“He has done re­ally well and from the first day he has been here he has been work­ing hard to get the club back to where they be­long,” Kuyt said. “Of course I have fol­lowed him as a former team-mate and a friend.

“I was at Ibrox a few weeks ago for the Feyeno­ord match and I watched him closely and his team closely and I was im­pressed with the ef­fort that the team was putting into the game and the qual­ity on the pitch.

“He is do­ing a great job and I think from here on he will only do bet­ter.

“I think what it (a ti­tle win) would mean to the club and the sup­port­ers, it would mean as much to him. He is a win­ner and he will try to do ev­ery­thing to win tro­phies. That is what it is all about for him.

“He wants to be the best and only the best is good enough for him. It would be a mas­sive achieve­ment for him if he could do, not only for Steven but also for this foot­ball club.

“It is great to see where the club was a few years ago and where they are now and how much they have im­proved. They will keep pro­gress­ing and it is im­pres­sive what Ste­vie is do­ing here.”

Dirk Kuyt – main image and be­low left with former Liver­pool team­mate Steven Ger­rard – be­lieves Feyeno­ord will be look­ing for pay­back af­ter Sheyi Ojo scored Rangers’ win­ner (in­set)

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