With Rangers and Celtic both winning 10 and drawing one of their opening 12 league games, it appears that the Scottish Premiership title race could have the potential to go down to the wire.
The Gers have responded superbly since drawing with Hearts in mid-October. They have won their last three league games to stay level on points with the Hoops.
This Celtic side have shown that they can see off Rangers’s challenge. So they may be confident about the current race. The Gers however, need to now prove that they can stay in touch while their rivals are winning, and punish them when they do drop points.
With the games set to come thick and fast when the season resumes after the international break, Gerrard may welcome any boost that comes his way.
And perhaps there may be a substantial one waiting for him after the break.
Rangers fans would be forgiven for forgetting about Jordan Jones. The summer signing has not been seen since September. He injured himself fouling Moritz Bauer and had to hobble off after being shown a red card for the challenge.
You could understand if Gerrard was furious about the incident. Jones is not the first player to let his frustrations boil over. But he has now missed 14 games for the Gers thanks to one moment of madness.
The Daily Record reported that he was set to be sidelined for two months. And he recently hinted on Twitter that he is back in training.
Could Rangers soon have another game-changer?
Provided that he has suffered no setbacks therefore, it would appear that Jones may soon be raring to go when the season restarts.
And given that his quality and the fact that he now has a massive point to prove, there appears to be every reason for Rangers fans to be seriously excited about his comeback.
The Gers are incredibly strong in wide areas. So it will not be easy for Jones to get back into the side. But Rangers have 10 games before the end of December. So he will definitely get his chance.
At his best, Jones is a game-changer. He is the kind of player that plenty of managers would love to build a team around.
And with the finest of margins currently separating the two pace-setters in the league, Gerrard now being able to unleash a player of Jones’s calibre could make a huge difference for the Gers.