Rangers may improve this season but they still have a long way to go if they want to catch up with their traditional rivals Celtic.
Following years and years of underachievement, the Scottish giants appointed Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as their new manager.
After retiring from the game in 2017, Gerrard managed the Liverpool U-18 side last term.
His stint with the Gers is the 38-year-old’s first professional senior managerial stint and there is no doubt that he will be hoping to use it in order to move on to bigger things and possibly manage his boyhood club of Liverpool at senior level one day.
During the summer transfer window, Gerrard certainly made use of the contacts that he has at Anfield.
He managed to bring in youngsters Ovie Ejaria and Ryan Kent on loan while Jon Flanagan also signed with the Gers after his contract at Liverpool came to an end at the end of last season.
The Gers showed some promise during their first 12 games under the helm of Gerrard as they failed to lose but that came to an end last weekend after they tasted defeat at the hands of Celtic.
The clash saw Gerrard face off against his former manager in Brendan Rodgers and it was the latter who ended up being the happier of the two men. The Hoops fully deserved the three points after dominating the match and the 1-0 scoreline did not do justice to their supremacy on the day.
The defeat against Celtic proves that there is still plenty of work to be done by Gerrard and Rangers if they wish to one day again become giants of Scottish football. They are now stuck on five points from four games. Celtic, on the other hand, has 9 points from 4 games though they trail first placed Hearts who have 12 points from their four games.