The joy of lifting a trophy as a coach, Steven Gerrard finally knew it this Saturday on the side of the Ibrox Stadium. In their enclosure, the Rangers made short work of Aberdeen (4-0), their last game of the 2021/22 season, as part of the 38th and final day of the Scottish Premiership. Enough to end the show in the best possible way for a team crowned champion of Scotland for the 55th time in its history. An exceptional coronation.
Because those who do not watch the Scottish Championship very closely have missed something this season. For his third season on the Rangers bench, Steven Gerrard won his first title with his team, and how! With 32 wins and only six draws, the Light Blues simply ended the season unbeaten, which had not happened since 2017 and the coronation of Celtic (34V, 4N)! So yes, there are four setbacks in the other competitions (Europa League, League Cup, Scottish Cup), but Alfredo Morelos’ partners have not let anything go in the league.
Best defense in the championship since 1914!
This is obviously not the only impressive statistic of this season. With 92 goals scored and above all only 13 conceded, Steven Gerrard’s players broke a record that was … 107 years old! Since in 1913/14, Celtic had been crowned with 14 goals conceded, and no one had done better since. The defense of the Gers, led by a great Connor Goldson who has played all the league games and even the entire season, has therefore done a very good job.
Alfredo Morelos soaking his manager Steven Gerrard with champagne 🍾 🤣 pic.twitter.com/L7yhRYnhLD
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And if the Rangers have managed to lift the trophy, it is in large part thanks to their performances at home. In their Ibrox Stadium, the Teddy Bears won their 19 matches (57 goals scored, 4 conceded)! Simply grandiose. On the lawn Saturday afternoon, the champagne therefore logically flowed, with a small special shower for Steven Gerrard, the main craftsman of this XXL season. The former Liverpool legend will long remember his first league title in his life.