Rangers won the Scottish Premiership title at a canter last season with a 25-point lead over Celtic, who finished second in the league table.


The Glasgow giants will open their title defence on Saturday when they will host Livingston at Ibrox as they look to retain the Scottish Premiership in the upcoming campaign.



Gerrard conceded that there will be added pressure on his side due to the champions tag and stressed that they need to remain humble while embracing the extra scrutiny.


He is not worried about complacency from his side as he has seen enough from the squad in pre-season and insisted that they have fresh targets to achieve for the 2021/22 season.



The Rangers manager said in a press conference: “We have to embrace the pressure of being champions from last season, but we have to remain humble and keep the hunger we have had over the last 12 months.


“The evidence from training shows me the players are ready to go again.



“We have fresh challenges, new targets.


“We have been preparing the strongest squad possible to prepare everything on all fronts.”


Rangers did not lose a single game in the league last season and will hope to extend that run for as long as possible into the next campaign.