Mr Gerrard and the Blue Room

Firstly, I hope that 2019 is everything that you need it to be for you and yours.

I spoke today with an excellently placed source and I expected him to say that the Sevco High Command were in flying form after the unexpected victory over the champions.

Instead, he said that the dignified conclave after the match focused on the reality of three weeks without a match.

Yes, money really is that tight.

However, that will not wash with Mr Gerrard.

He has, so far, delivered.

Consequently, he wants to be backed in the January window.

Moreover, the fans are on his side.

In matching the personal terms of Steve Davis at Southampton the Blue Room chaps certainly are backing their guy.

The other side of that equation is that the folk who have to balance the books there are “frantically” trying to offload Eduardo Herrera and Carlos Peña.

On a related matter, I doubt that Alfredo José Morelos Aviléz would have served any ban for his full contact performance art at Ibrox.

Certainly, that would be the hope of several members of the Sevco High Command as they want him to be sold asap!

As has already been stated Mr Gerrard is otherwise minded on that matter.

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