Gary Dicker has reacted to Steven Gerrard’s comments on Twitter after Rangers and Kilmarnock played out a 1-1 draw in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
Conor McAleny gave Killie the lead, after a mix-up at the back saw Allan McGregor rounded before McAleny tapped home. But Rangers rallied, and Alfredo Morelos netted his 29th goal of the season.
The game became very feisty towards the full-time whistle, with both sides committing multiple fouls. Referee Greg Aitken had his work cut out, showing yellow cards to six players.
Gerrard commented after the match, claiming that it was Rangers’ defence that allowed Killie to score – rather than McAleny’s strike being a good goal. He also commented on the discipline of both sides.
“Defensively we’ve conceded a very poor goal,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Record. “From that moment, Kilmarnock waste time, chop men down, foul and then to keep fouling. It becomes even more frustrating.”
Midfielder Dicker, 32, who played 72 minutes of the 1-1 draw before being substituted by Steve Clarke, reacted to Gerrard’s comments on Twitter – disagreeing with the Gers manager and Liverpool legend.
Does anyone ever score a good goal against this lot? ?? https://t.co/AybKsAPi9h
— Gary Dicker (@gary_dicker) March 16, 2019
Though Kilmarnock’s goal did come because of a shocking Rangers back line that saw two players push up and two drop back, McAleny still did exceptionally well to score.
Gerrard’s frustration in his comments after the match was clear for all to tell. That may have influenced his brutally honest – perhaps even harsh – comments about Killie’s game plan.
In retrospect, Killie did look to frustrate but Rangers were just as dirty. Connor Goldson’s abysmal tackle on Liam Millar when he was closing in on goal is an example of just that.