Steven Gerrard has labelled Ryan Porteous’ challenge on Lassana Coulibaly as “dangerous”.
The incident took place in the last match between Rangers and Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership, which ended in a draw.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has hit out at Hibernian defender Ryan Porteous for his “dangerous” challenge on midfielder Lassana Coulibaly. The two players got in the way of each other during the last match between Rangers and Hibernian, which ended in a goalless draw.
Gerrard said, “I was upset with Porteous’ tackle because he didn’t try to play the ball. The ref was three yards away and that was a very dangerous tackle. In my book, in Neil Lennon’s book, in anyone’s book, that was a dangerous tackle.”
Speaking about his side’s performance in the match, especially of that of striker Alfredo Morelos, who squandered a very good chance, Gerrard said, “The reason we were top of the league before the game was probably Alfredo, and he’s the one who had the chances tonight. So we are not critical. We did everything but find that breakthrough.
Speaking about the contribution of Hibernian’s goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, who came on as a substitute and made a couple of super saves to keep a clean sheet against the Teddy Bears, Gerrard said, “We’ve found a sub keeper tonight in Adam Bogdan who has come on and bailed his team out on four or five occasions.”
Rangers will be facing the same opposition next week in their 20th match in the Scottish Premiership, which will be played at the Ibrox.