Steven Gerrard could axe Rangers flops Eros Grezda, Kyle Lafferty and Borna Barisic this summer – reports

Steven Gerrard says he is ready to axe his Rangers flops this summer.

Celtic won their eighth successive top-flight title on Saturday and lead the Gers by 12 points.

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Steven Gerrard wants to freshen up his Rangers squad

Eros Grezda, Kyle Lafferty and Borna Barisic are set to face the chop at the end of the season, according to the Daily Record.

Gerrard, whose debut managerial season will end in second place, said: “If there are players I don’t need, it’s easy to address that. I’ll show the players an honesty and respect.

“If there’s someone who I don’t feel I can give happiness to, in terms of game time, then I’ll tell him. Then the decision’s out of my hands.

“It’s up to the player whether he wants to hang around here or whether he wants to go and play football, which is his profession.

“It’s easy for me. I’ll get them in the office one-to-one and say, ‘Look, this is the reality.’

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Kyle Lafferty’s Rangers days appear to be numbered

“I’ll be respectful and tell them as early as I can. In an ideal situation, they’ll go and find the right club for them to be happy.

“But I can’t have people hanging around my squad being a drain or energy-sapper within the group.

“My squad will be tight, small and full of people who will be playing in games and contributing to our success. If I have that conversation with someone and they decide to stay, they won’t be around my group.

“If they can’t get the same money elsewhere, it’s not my problem. They should think about that when signing contracts here and asking for all kinds of money. Those conversations will happen.

“I’ve had them before but there will be more between now and the end of the season.”

Rangers’ Scottish Premiership title push officially ended on Saturday after Celtic beat Aberdeen 3-0 at Pittodrie, giving the Hoops a twelve-point lead with Rangers having three games left.

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