Bar a 1-0 defeat to rivals Celtic in the first Old Firm derby of the season, the ex-Liverpool man has made a strong start to his management career north of the border.
And the former Liverpool coach handed the youngster a chance to lead the Ibrox outfit attack following the absence of Kyle Lafferty and Alfredo Morelos. "If they're not with us right now, I'll find them".
"What I would say to him is if you go around the keeper, stand up and put the ball in the net".
Gerrard added: "This one will hurt for a good while".
And they paid the ultimate price for that profligacy as Lewis Ferguson headed home the only goal of the game with 11 minutes remaining.
"It's Aberdeen's day, we wish them well".
I personally don't know if it was as clear-cut as that as some of our players went hiding and were below par. "At least we're putting ourselves in a position to be criticised".
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It was a game of few chances and a lot of Rangers possession, but the Northern Irishman thinks Derek McInnes's team grabbing a return visit to the national stadium to play Celtic in December was the product of hard work on and off the pitch.
He said: "We were up against the best Celtic team of a generation that year, they were outstanding".
After Celtic's win against Hearts on Sunday, the Hoops set up a clash with Aberdeen in this year's Betfred Cup final.
Rangers crashed out of the Scottish League Cup at the weekend to Aberdeen, of course, and the inquest will likely still be going on today.
When questioned about the forward's display, Gerrard said per Express: "To be fair to Umar, in the last two or three weeks he had shown signs of improvement".
"It is fine margins these games and I think we have to create a bit more".
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