Steven Gerrard really hates plastic pitches

first_imgThe Rangers manager believes artificial pitches should not be part of the highest level of football in any part of the world.Rangers coach Steven Gerrard has said constantly that he hates plastic pitches.But his criticism of that type of field is back once again, as Rangers prepare a visit to Kilmarnock this Wednesday.“I’ve already given my opinion on plastic pitches at the elite level of football and they should be nowhere to be seen,” Gerrard told the BBC.“I can’t change that in 24 hours. I do know that every single manager at this level doesn’t want plastic pitches.”“But we have to respect the fact that Kilmarnock have got one and we have to go there and perform,” he added.“We’ve been there and done it before. Of course, it cost us Jamie Murphy, which was a huge blow.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Hopefully both sets of players come through the game healthy because there’s nothing worse than seeing any player suffer that type of injury,” Gerrard commented.Rugby Park is the home of Kilmarnock FC, the stadium was opened in August 1st, 1899.The place was renovated in 1946, 1961 and once again in the 1994-1995 season.The stadium used to have a natural grass pitch until the summer of 2014 when an artificial surface was installed.“They are breathing down our neck and have done very, very well.”“Steve Clarke has done an amazing job there so, from my point of view, I am very excited to see the team play,” the manager concluded.last_img