Steven Gerrard 'ready to go again' after threatening to walk away from Rangers

Former Liverpool captain said he had reached his 'lowest' moment when the Glasgow side were eliminated from the Scottish Cup

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 29: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers on the touch line during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Hearts and Rangers at Tynecastle Park on February 29, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland.(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard has insisted he is "ready to go again" after suggesting at the weekend that he could quit as Glasgow Rangers manager.

Rangers have struggled for form since returning from the winter break, losing three games including Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Hearts in the Scottish Cup, which prompted Gerrard to reveal he had hit his "lowest" moment since taking charge at Ibrox in the summer of 2018.

The former Liverpool and England midfielder also appeared to accuse his players of lacking the same dedication and ambition as him and his staff. As well as the Cup exit, Rangers have fallen 12 points behind bitter rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.

However, speaking ahead of Wednesday's home match against Hamilton, Gerrard has said he used his time away to think and remains committed to the club.

Asked if he had thought about his future with Rangers, Gerrard said: "Long term? No, no. I'm OK, good, ready for the next challenge which is Hamilton tomorrow.

"From the end of the game at the weekend, which was bitterly disappointing, I have done a real lot of thinking to myself and shared those thoughts with people around me and I am ready to go again."

Gerrard's contract with the Glasgow giants runs until 2024 and he said he intended to honour that deal.

"I'm in. I've signed up to something here. I'm in, I'm all in," Gerrard said. "I always knew there was going to be periods like this that were tough, real setbacks."

Hearts' Oliver Bozanic scored the only goal of the Cup tie to put the spotlight on Gerrard's decision to drop top scorer Alfredo Morelos for disciplinary reasons.

Morelos was suspended for Rangers' 1-0 win in Braga on Wednesday and was given permission to fly back to Colombia, but returned to Glasgow late.

Gerrard said on Tuesday that Morelos had accepted his punishment, which would remain private, and would be available to face Hamilton.

"It is important that we move on from these situations, it is dealt with strongly, which it has been and we move forward," Gerrard said.

"Is he going to be perfect? No. Is he going to make mistakes and frustrate me from time to time, possibly. But I need to make sure I do the right thing for him and the club in this situation and that's what I felt I have done."

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