Motherwell manager Graham Alexander remembers bad memories of Steven Gerrard as a player but he is ready to face him as a manager on Sunday.
scored a double at Turf Moor to confirm Alexander’s
relegation from the Premier League in 2010.
More than ten years later,
face each other in the Scottish Premiership at Fir Park. And the former Scotland defender remembered the memories as he prepared for the clash against the Rangers.
“Yeah, but I’d rather forget those couple of occasions.
“When I got promoted to the Premier League with Burnley we played them (Liverpool) at Anfield and then Turf Moor against him.
“I think he scored a couple of goals and sent us down. I’ll need to thank him for that on Sunday – (although) it wasn’t him, it was over the whole season.
“Coming up against people like Steven Gerrard was a tough task in itself. Being 37 didn’t help, but I wanted to challenge myself and test myself.
“I wasn’t thinking about it (taking him on the Premiership) then or a week-and-a-half ago either.
“This is what I love about the game, you don’t know where it is going to take you and who you are going to go up against.
Rangers sit top of the table and are on an unbeaten run of 23 league games this season.
: “Rangers have been on a fantastic run, they have quality players and the manager has done a great job.
“I just want to see my team play as well as they can and try and implement the things we want to do every week, not just for this game.”