Monday, 17 December 2018

Steven Gerrard makes veiled dig at midfielder after disappointment

Steven Gerrard last night made a veiled dig at outgone Ovie Ejaria’s commitment issues after the Liverpool midfielder returned to Anfield.

The former Sunderland playmaker has had quite the cloud over him ever since a number of key incidents and ‘attitudes’ surfaced over the past week, and his exit, while ‘disagreed’ with by Gerrard, nevertheless was strangely endorsed too.

Rangers’ boss said:

"I'm never going to stand in a player's way who is not happy and who is not settled because I have people who are desperate to wear the shirt and who would run through brick walls to wear it.”

It’s evident Ejaria wasn’t one of these, but the more Gerrard discusses his commitment issues and the more we analyse Ejaria’s evident lack of it in our shirt, the more odd his selection of the youngster looks.

Here we had a player who couldn’t care less about Rangers and didn’t want to be here from the start, playing most matches and failing to deliver on his alleged promise.

And for Gerrard to castigate him for what we could all clearly see week in week out while still continuing to select him is certainly strange.

As an aside, we’ve seen accusations levied at some ‘fans’ who allegedly racially abused Ejaria on social media. We have zero evidence this occurred, other than hearsay, but if there is any truth in it we naturally condemn it to the highest levels and disassociate those perpetrators from the club, which endeavours to be inclusive regardless of creed or ethnicity. That said, Rangers have many black players, such as outgone Umar Sadiq, Lassana Coulibaly, James Tavernier and Connor Goldson, not to mention some South American guy up front… so if one of these players was attacked on the colour of their skin, idiocy and ignorance doesn’t even cover that.

Back to the player himself though, it’s a sorry tale, and we’re pretty fed up of talking about the boy now – he’s in the past and we’d like him to stay there.


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  2. With Stevie G having a dig at Ejara I think this could sour our relationship with Liverpool

    1. Unlikely given what they said about his loan spell. Equally though, who cares anyway. Not like we’re profiting significantly from it at present.

    2. Liverpool will not fall out with Steven Gerrard over a player who will end up in League 1 getting kicked from pillar to post because opposition players know he doesn't like it physical. He has made a dreadful decision for his own career.

  3. How many times do I need to say it. Bring the Barjonas boy, home. Barjonas is better than Ejaria, ever was. So is Docherty.

  4. No more loanees from Liverpool please, not even Solanke, feel he would be another flop if he comes here

    1. Said before, if we are going to bring players in on loan then getting them from clubs like Liverpool is the way to go. Where else would you get them from?

  5. The shirt seemed to be too heavy for Ejaria, but he is not the first and certainly won't be the last player to be weighed down by what it takes to play for Rangers. He did ok in some games, and was awful in some others. Good luck to him wherever he ends up, we move on...

  6. Ejaria was technically a very good player unfortunately the shirt and the expectations were too heavy on him and he looked for excuses to leave. Wish the lad well . Rangers need that creative player ...pity about Dorrans

  7. Ejaria is Pish End of Story.

    We Have Barjonas, Docherty, Pena etc

    or for the 10 go out and Get Ferguson or Bring Back McLeod

  8. I think Gerrard should get his arse back to the training ground and get match fit!

    Our game is a very physical, very tightly marked and very fast paced. Ejaria had none of those attributes. We need players to suit our game and to wear our jersey with pride and passion, not fear!

    I'd bring back Docherty and Dodoo. January window is vital this season.


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