London: Danny Murphy says he has no doubt that Steven Gerrard could still play at a high level as the former Liverpool midfielder says his former team-mate could walk right into this Rangers team and give Celtic fits.
Gerrard ended his playing career in 2016 following an up-and-down stint with the LA Galaxy after departing Liverpool following a nearly three-decade-long stay with the Premier League club.
Gerrard recently featured for Liverpool once again as part of a charity match, where he scored the winning goal in the final minute in a victory over AC Milan as part of a legends match at Anfield.
And Murphy saw enough that made him believe that the 38-year-old former midfielder could do a job for the team he managers.
“I don’t know his fitness right now. But what I saw the other day and what I’ve seen over the years, with a little bit of tweaking, he would walk into that Rangers team,” said the TalkSport pundit.
“He would boss it. He would be humble and say no. He’s still in his 30s.”
Celtic currently maintain a 10 point lead over Rangers in the league, despite the midseason of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City.
The two historic rivals are set to face off on Sunday, and Murphy says that, if he were a player, Gerrard could make a real contribution in that match with his current skillset.
“If he put his boots on against Celtic it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if they won and he got the winner.
“That’s just what he does. But he’s not going to do it so let’s not get hopeful for the Rangers fans.”