Steven Gerrard interrupts question for player to clarify "warning" for Rangers squad

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Celtic can close that gap to three points if they beat Dundee tomorrow night.

Aberdeen have launched an internal investigation after defender Shay Logan launched a foul-mouthed rant about Rangers after his side won 1-0 in the Betfred Cup semi-final.

As Gerrard and midfielder Jordan Rossiter, whose Rangers career has been plighted by injury since his 2016 move from Liverpool, greeted the press on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's Scottish Premiership clash with Kilmarnock, the manager's comments were referenced by reporters.

"The business I am in, it is cut-throat, it is brutal", said Gerrard. "It's a warning. That's for me - not him". He's been injured for two years.

"That's the way it is, we're at a big club and big clubs requires big players who step it up in big moments on big occasions".

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Loan duo Ovie Ejaria and Ryan Kent were promoted to the first team after Gerrard left for LA Galaxy, and were arguably not the subject of his ire after the weekend's defeat.

Gerrard was disappointed after a timid performance from his side and warned the players in his squad that he won't think twice about replacing them with better quality players in the future. "If they're not with us right now, I'll find them".

"I wanted a reaction tonight, so that is the disappointing and frustrating thing. What should I have done differently?"

His next challenge is up against Killie manager Steve Clarke, first-team coach during Kenny Dalglish's second reign at Liverpool, and victory would show Rangers' response to his delivery.

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