Super Eagles star Aribo names the Liverpool legend who changed his football development

Super Eagles star Aribo names the Liverpool legend who changed his football development

  • Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo has hailed former Premier League star Steven Gerrard for helping him at Rangers
  • Joe Aribo who recently joined Southampton explained that Gerrard helped his game when they were together in Scotland
  • The 26-year-old Super Eagles star played 92 games for Rangers netting 18 goals before he left the side

Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo has explained that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard played significant role towards helping his football career when he was at Rangers.

After three seasons at Rangers where the Nigerian impressed in all competitions, Joe Aribo earlier this month made a move to Premier League side Southampton.

Joe Aribo, Steven Gerrard, Rangers
Super Eagles star Aribo says Gerrard helped his development at Rangers. Photo by Matt Watson
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According to the report on Soccernet, Gerrard left Rangers last season, while Aribo is now at Southampton, but the 25-year-old Nigerian iterates that Gerrard helped him develop.

Joe Aribo's reaction about Steven Gerrard

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“Playing under Steven Gerrard was amazing.

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“He was a big factor in me joining because I felt wanted. He’d banter with me, he was just really good to me.
“Even off the field, if I was off-form, or I didn’t see myself on the training ground, he would notice it and pull me to his office and speak to me.''

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Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen confirmed that he is not ready to leave Italian side Napoli this summer despite being linked with a move to the Premier League.

This comes hours after the Nigerian was ordered to leave training by Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti following an altercation on the pitch.

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During an open 11v11 training exercise, Leo Ostigard, who was picked in Osimhen’s team, was at the end of a hard tackle by Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

This led to the Nigerian striker protesting and demanding a foul call in a very aggressive manner which made Spalletti livid and ordered him to leave the pitch.

Victor Osimhen left the pitch and there is no report if he would be punished by the coach for what he did at training.