Harry Wilson admits Steven Gerrard was his idol

Harry Wilson has admitted to the Derby Telegraph that Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was his boyhood hero, just months after being linked with a move to Ibrox.

The Daily Record claimed that Rangers were interested in signing the winger on loan from Liverpool in the summer.

However, Rangers did not manage to snap Wilson up, with the forward joining Derby County instead.

It is unclear just how hard Rangers pushed to sign Wilson, but the youngster’s words do seemingly suggest that he would have been honoured to link up with Gerrard

“I’d say Steven Gerrard was the name I always had on the back of my Liverpool shirt, as a fan,” Wilson said.

Steven Gerrard head coach of Rangers looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real,...

“He was always the captain and the one that led by example. So he was the one I always had on my shirt.”

Wilson scored for Derby at the weekend, but Rangers have hardly missed him so far.

Gerrard’s side have been in excellent form of late, and their attack is looking a big threat.

Rangers won 5-1 yesterday against St. Johnstone, after picking up an impressive 2-2 draw with Villarreal in Europe in midweek.

Rangers are now in second place in the Scottish Premiership table, and are looking down on Celtic in the standings.