Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has stated there are no limits to what Nigeria international Joe Aribo can become or achieve.
The Liverpool legend, who has been in charge at Ibrox for the past 18 months, was impressed with the 23-year-old’s star turn against Brazil in the October international window; Aribo got his second goal in as many matches since making his debut for Nigeria against Ukraine in September.
The rangy midfielder burst into the box to receive a pass, before gliding past one challenge and slotting the ball into the bottom corner past Ederson.
Gerrard had nothing but praise for the former Charlton midfielder, but was not surprised at the nature of the goal, telling Rangers TV, “The moment of the goal and the type of goal, he will score them throughout his career because he’s got all the attributes to make the box.”
Aribo moved to the Scottish Premier League from London after playing a huge role in Charlton Athletic’s promotion from League One to the Championship, a move that came as a surprise to many, not least of which was Addicks boss Lee Bowyer.
Their loss, however, has been Rangers’ gain, and Gerrard echoed that sentiment.
“He’s got the soft feet in the box to create exciting things, and I still have to pinch myself that we got him here.
”Joe can be whatever he wants to be. If he stays as humble as he is, stays as professional and keeps showing effort and desire, Joe can make his career whatever he wants it to be.”