For the 55th time and for the first time in 11 years, Rangers climbed back to the summit of Scottish football and lifted the Premiership trophy, after a spectacular campaign last year.
The Gers became only the second team to go an entire league season undefeated – after Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic side in 2016-17 – winning 32 and drawing six of their 38 top-flight matches.
They also accumulated a staggering 102 points, exceeding the 100-point milestone in the Premiership for the first time in their 150-year history.
Gerrard was at the forefront of their success and the Liverpudlian was recognised for his achievements by receiving the SPFL Manager of the Year award.
Winning by such an extreme margin for a second successive season will be challenging but Gerrard’s main priority is to ensure they keep their Glaswegian rivals at bay and retain their top-flight crown, regardless of whether it is by a solitary point or a remarkable 25 as it was last year.
Rangers, who understandably head into the new season in high spirits, won two and drew two of their five pre-season friendlies this summer, including an impressive 2-1 victory at Ibrox against Spanish giants Real Madrid last weekend.
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Second-half goals from summer signing Fashion Sakala and substitute Cedric Itten helped the Gers come from behind to secure the win and provide a major boost ahead of the start of their title defence.
Rangers will be full of confidence for Saturday’s encounter against Livingston, a team they have beaten in 10 of the last 11 meetings and have kept clean sheets in each of their last seven games against them.
Gerrard urged his players to leave a legacy behind and create more history before lifting the title last season, and that message is sure to be addressed to his squad once again this year, as they aim to extend their dominance at the top of Scottish football