Steven Gerrard shoud consider dropping Rangers midfielder Lassana Coulibaly against St. Mirren on Saturday.
It’s now three games without a win for the Liverpool legend’s team, after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Kilmarnock in midweek.
It was a disappointing performance from the Gers, with a number of players producing underwhelming performances as they searched for a second goal.
It was not the kind of performance that Gerrard will have wanted to see, especially after his defiant press conference earlier in the week.
He was looking for a response to the 1-0 Betfred Cup defeat to Aberdeen last week, and warned that he would buy players in January if his current crop could not carry out his instructions.
Gerrard needs to make a bold call regarding one player who has been been off the pace recently.
Coulibaly axe would assert Gerrard’s authority
Loan star Coulibaly is one player who has been struggling to impact games lately.
Following his move from Angers in the summer, Coulibaly immediately endeared himself to the Ibrox faithful with some all action displays in midfield.
The Mali international then picked up an injury against none other than weekend opponents St. Mirren, and had to spend some time on the sidelines.
Since returning against Dundee in mid-September, the early fan-favourite just hasn’t been the same player.
Gerrard can really set the tone by axeing the midfield dynamo after persisting with him for perhaps a little too long.
In the first month Coulibaly was highly impressive and seemingly undroppable. Now, that’s exactly what Gerrard should consider doing and instead give Jordan Rossiter more of a chance.