Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has revealed that he took over the reins at Rangers because he had wished to play against Celtic in big finals, according to Daily Star.
The two Old Firm rivals are set to go head to head in their final since 2016 in the Scottish League Cup after both sides won their respective semifinals at the weekend.
Gerrard will be taking centre stage in his first final as a manager after missing out at the semifinal stage in his first season at the helm of The Gers.
“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.
“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.
“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.”