Steven Gerrard to consider future at club after ‘lowest point’ as Rangers boss

Steven Gerrard has hinted he will consider his Rangers future after feeling at his “lowest” after the 1-0 Scottish Cup quarter-final loss to Hearts.

The former Liverpool captain said he would spend Sunday doing some "serious thinking" after Oliver Bozanic's goal sent the Gers crashing out at the quarter-final stage.

Gerrard said the defeat was his lowest point since taking the job just under two years ago and comes just days after they club reached the last 16 of the Europa League.

But with bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic having seemingly sewn up another Scottish Premiership title, the season is in danger of coming to an premature end.

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Gerard said: ”I’m very disappointed. It's the lowest I've felt since I've come to the club by a long way. The performance was nowhere near good enough.

"On Thursday, I was the proudest man in Europe by a long way because to a man the players were outstanding.

"Everything we've worked on for nearly two years, I could see it. I was proud as punch. It was an incredible performance.

"Today, for 90 minutes, I didn't recognise anything so I'm feeling really, really low and disappointed."

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Gerrard signed a contract extension until 2024 in December, having led Rangers to their highest points total since returning to the Scottish Premiership in 2016 in his first campaign at the club last season.

But he hinted he will now assess his future, questioning his players' attitude after the defeat at Tynecastle.

"The plan was to have a day off tomorrow," he added. "I need to think hard about where we're at as a group.

"I need to do some real serious thinking over the next 24 and 48 hours.

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"I'm feeling pain right now. I want to win here, I'm desperate to win here. Looking from the side today, I didn't get the impression that the feeling amongst my players was the same.

Gerrard left Alfredo Morelos out of the squad for the Hearts clash after the striker failed to return on time from a trip to Colombia.

Rangers welcome Hamilton to Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday.

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