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Gerrard: McGregor good enough to play for Premier League top six

Steven Gerrard reckons Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor is good enough to play for any of the Premier League’s top six clubs.

It has been a very impressive managerial debut season so far for Steven Gerrard, who knows that his side have a chance to go top of the Scottish Premiership this afternoon with a win over fourth-placed Hearts.

The Gers also have a very good chance of progressing to the knockout stages of the Europa League and key to this good start to the campaign has been the form of the veteran goalkeeper, McGregor, and Gerrard thinks that even at the age of 36, he still has the ‘talent and ability’ to play at the very highest level.

“I don’t think it’s luck, although we have rode our luck at times in certain games,” Gerrard told the press ahead of his sides clash against Hearts.

“Of course we have, but you’ve got to. However, those two saves by Allan McGregor were down to talent and ability.

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“For me, he is the best shotstopper up here. He is right up with the best when it comes down to one-v-ones and shot-stopping.

“I remember watching Allan in a lot of Old Firm games for many years. As a Liverpool player, you are thinking, ‘I wouldn’t mind a bit of him’.

“Not just on talent and ability, but as a leader and a person. You can see a lot when you watch players.

“McGregor was good enough to play in the top six down in England, no doubt about it.”

McGregor does of course have Premier League experience, spending five years with Hull City before returning to his boyhood club earlier this year.

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