With the Premiership title race just starting to heat up, it looked like Gerrard’s men were about to drop costly points at McDiarmid Park after Matty Kennedy’s opening goal just before half-time.
The Ibrox side were a far cry from being at their best but a late onslaught soon turned things around, with subs Glen Middleton and Kyle Lafferty causing significant problems in the Saints defence.
"We shouldn't have to work that hard to win at places like this, with all due respect."
"They were the ones who looked like they fancied a title race."
Steven Gerrard's honesty and no nonsense approach is becoming a staple of his management style…
Telling it how it is 👊 pic.twitter.com/0wa69xrjVJ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 23, 2018
In the end, an Alfredo Morelos double turned things around and sealed a 2-1 victory, but Gerrard was far from happy after the full-time whistle.
He said his side looked like a team at the bottom of the league, rather than title challengers, but some of his reference to today’s opposition haven’t gone down well with some people.
In his post-match interviews, Gerrard insinuated that his Rangers team should be strolling to victory ‘at places like this’ and took a very dim view of being taken to the very end by Tommy Wright’s men.
His comments might have been honest and innocently intended, but they didn’t go unnoticed:
Not a fan of Stevie the manager. Too much disrespect for my liking.
— Paul Winn (@Paul_Winn) December 23, 2018
Complete show of contempt for Saints.
‘Places like this’……aye OK then.
He may have been class on the pitch. He certainly lacks class off it.
— The Frenchie speaks through his dad🏴 (@yesiscoming) December 23, 2018
You should be willing to work hard wherever you travel
— Blake Westwood (@piersmorgssucks) December 23, 2018
— Stevie Jackson (@bobby__peru) December 23, 2018
No at all disrespectful 🙈
— STEV-E-B (@Browns88S) December 23, 2018
"Places like this". Dreadful stuff, he's well suited to Rangers
— Tom Simpson (@prestwicktom) December 23, 2018
So entitled 😂
— Sean Christie (@seanchristie92) December 23, 2018
Just hope we never have to see him do this as a Liverpool manager.Sounds like a Sunday league manager
— Rı¢ħ Høмıe Jυαи (@frocjohn) December 23, 2018
“Places like this” what a mongo hahahahaha
— Liam (@Liam_1884_1878) December 23, 2018
— Gez the Pez 🍀🌈 (@gezthepez88) December 23, 2018
And being disrespectful 😂👍👍
— Blair Sutherland (@blairsuds) December 23, 2018
He wouldn’t even know how to spell respect
— Steven (@chapstar09) December 23, 2018
Bloke is getting worse than Mourinho
— Jip89 (@Jipenfold89) December 23, 2018
Do you think Gerrard was being rude and disrespectful to St Johnstone?