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Gerrard looking forward to the challenge of facing Celtic in the finals

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Steven Gerrard is constantly making progress since arriving at Rangers as the fallen giant is back in the fight for trophies.

After beating Hearts 3-0, Glasgow Rangers secured themselves a ticket to the Scottish League Cup final.

Their eternal and most hated rival awaits there, as Celtic glided past Hibernian to set up one of the most important Old Firm derbies in years.

The last time these two teams met in the final was 2016. However, a lot has changed since Dembele backheeled Celtic’s way to the trophy.

Gerrard’s current club failed to win the cup for eight years now, failing five consecutive times in the semi-finals.

The Liverpool legend and Rangers manager spoke to the media after the big win, saying:

“I came here for challenges like this.

“I really enjoyed the challenge and I will look forward to the final but there will be plenty of time to talk about that,” Gerrard said, according to Daily Star.

“It shouldn’t be about me after a performance like that, it needs to be about the players.

“They have come through tricky away games in this competition. This was yet another tough game against Hearts, so the players deserve all the credit.

Talking about the game itself, the manager had nothing but the words of praise for his team:

“I’m delighted – the display was very strong. We dominated the majority of the game, showed great control.

“The game opened up more in the second half and we could show a lot more quality. We looked dangerous every time we went forward.

“Hearts had a go. A lot has been happening at their club and you expect a bounce.

“The Hearts players gave their manager everything but they came up against a team who were too good on the day.

“It looked ever so different from two weeks ago at Tynecastle. That’s where we are at the moment with personnel, the players are doing everything they can.”

The two biggest Scottish teams are neck-to-neck in the league race, tied at 28 points.

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