Steven Gerrard should be able to get more out of Rangers winger Daniel Candeias
Rangers attacker Daniel Candeias is one of the more consistent players in the squad at Ibrox, but there is still an extra 10 per cent that manager Steven Gerrard should be able to squeeze out of him.
The 30-year-old wide man has made 27 appearances across all competitions so far this season, scoring five goals and supplying four assists in return.
He’s adored by supporters for his defensive work-rate, as the right-winger constantly tracks back to help out full-back James Tavernier.
But the Portuguese ace needs to try deliver more in the final third and is certainly capable of more goal contributions.
Candeias has proven he’s got the technical ability to dribble past defenders like they are not there, while his crossing his usually fairly dependable.
He doesn’t quite show enough of that frequently enough for the Light Blues and this is where the manager should intervene.
Gerrard should take the shackles off Candeias and have him solely focused on attacking, which could mean a slightly more disciplined role for Tavernier.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is a perfect blueprint to mirror, as the wingers in his Reds team press high and get in so many more goalscoring opportunities as a result.
Rangers have enough quality in the centre of the park to cope defensively and it would be thrilling to see Candeias given licence to roam in attack.
The Gers need to try find some extra creativity and the answer may be right under their nose by exploiting their right-winger more.
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