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28th Jan 2019

Steven Gerrard confused by what ‘eight-figures’ means in post-match Rangers interview



Ranger ploughed past Livingston 3-0 on Sunday with goals from Ryan Jack, Ryan Kent and Alfredos Morelos bringing Steven Gerrard’s side within 3-points of league leaders Celtic.

After the game, Gerrard was interviewed by Sky Sports – and got into a bit of muddle with some big numbers.

With the transfer deadline looming, Gerrard was asked about Colombian striker Morelos, who was reportedly subject to an £8 million bid from French side Nice.

In particular, he was asked what the club would do if an “eight-figure” bid came in for him. To which Gerrard replied: “Eight figures? One million?”

One million – or 1,000,000 if we put it in digits – is a seven-figure number.

The interviewer was referring to the supposed £8 million bid and suggesting that someone may offer £10 million or more for his services.

The whole thing reminds us of the infamous “He’s 28 until he becomes 29” debate between two Arsenal fans in 2015. Watch the clip here:

Regardless, Steven Gerrard stated that “no one has made a bid” for the player.

Morelos isn’t the only Rangers rumoured to be on his way out of Ibrox defender, as James Tavernier is reportedly being sought after by Southampton. But Gerrard has been keen to talk down talk of either man leaving.

“We made a call on it this morning and they’re not [interested],” he said.

“I think there will be talk of Tav and talk of Alfredo but the reality is there hasn’t been a solid bid for any of our players so far.

“Will one come? Possibly, I’m not sure. I’ll have to answer the question when it does. There hasn’t been a respectable bid for any of the players where we stand right now.”