Umar Sadiq Says Steven Gerrard 'Humiliated' Him And Claims Rangers Still Owe Him His December Wages

Umar Sadiq has launched an astonishing rant at Steven Gerrard.

The Nigerian striker arrived at Rangers on a season-long loan from AS Roma in the summer. Though his spell in Scotland only lasted a few months.

His stint was cut short after just four first-team appearances for Rangers.

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Sadiq now plies his trade for Serie B side Perugia after striking a loan deal in January.

The 22-year-old has since spoke about his time in Glasgow, and he's not held back on Gerrard.

"When I arrived, I didn't even have any time to settle down before they brought in another striker, Kyle Lafferty," he said.

"That was when the problems started, and my situation soon degenerated into a real nightmare."

Sadiq then explains how he had to change with Rangers' youth team.

"All of a sudden, I was told that I could not use the first-team dressing room any more. Instead I had to go change with the kids.

"Then, after a few days, I was also forbidden to park my car inside the training centre.

"I felt humiliated and kept asking what was the reason for the change of attitude. But I never received any answers. Gerrard wouldn't give any explanation about it, neither to me nor my representatives.

"I believe absolutely that I was not given a fair chance to show what I can do. They made me feel like a stranger."

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During his time at Rangers, Sadiq was fined £20,000 for liking an Instagram post. He also claims the club owe him his December wages.

"Once I put a 'like' on Instagram to a post from a fan - and I was fined £20,000, which was absurd," he added. "And Rangers didn't even pay me up everything I was due. They still have to give me my salary for December."

A damning assessment of Gerrard's managerial method.

What's your take on Sadiq's story about the Liverpool legend? Let us know.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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