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Ex-Rangers boss Steven Gerrard blasted for taunting Celtic fans and told to start acting like a ‘big boy’


STEVEN GERRARD has been slammed over his antics during the Legends match between Liverpool and Celtic at the weekend.

The former Rangers boss taunted Hoops supporters at Anfield after scoring against his old rivals during the 2-0 win.

Gerrard featured for the Liverpool XI and opened the scoring in the first half after slotting a penalty past goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

It was a goal he had scored so many times at the stadium during his playing days, but that one was extra special in front of the 5000 travelling Celtic supporters.

He took advantage of the moment as he wheeled away in celebration and taunted the travelling fans at the corner flag.

The ex-Light Blues gaffer was targeted with missiles during the incident and admitted after the game that he had to “milk it” after receiving so much “stick” off the Celtic fans over the years.

But former Sky Sports presenter and current beIN SPORT anchor Richard Keys has slammed the 42-year-old over his wild celebrations and reckons he needs to remember he’s a “big boy” and not let rival fans file him up.

He says Gerrard must focus on getting his career back on track instead.

The former Rangers boss has been out of a job since being sacked by Aston Villa last October.

And Keys wrote: “A quick word about Steven Gerrard. If Gerrard still has ambitions to manage/coach in the PL I really think he should be swerving the legends games – the likes of which we saw at Anfield last weekend.

The former Rangers boss shushed fans and taunted them after his goal

“Gerrard needs to distance himself from Liverpool for a few years more yet. One of his biggest problems at Villa was that their fans largely saw him as Liverpool’s captain.

“It was ok to start with – Gerrard said all the right things. But as time progressed and things weren’t going so well, it was an easy stick to beat him with – even though he’d had those two years at Rangers as well.

“Perhaps he’s given up believing that he’s got a coaching career, but if he hasn’t, I firmly believe he’s definitely got to give those games up. Either way – he shouldn’t be taunting Celtic fans as he did after scoring.

“I know it’s hard and I know they’d been on at him all through the game – but he’s a big boy and he knows it’s all part of the gig.

“Those fans had paid their money to charity (the players always get paid btw) and so they had a right to get involved in the occasion.”

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