Need help in defence, Stevie? Virgil van Dijk and John Terry keep fit by joining Rangers pre-season training camp in Portugal
- Virgil van Dijk and John Terry have been spotted at a Rangers training session
- The Scottish team are in Portugal for a warm weather pre-season training camp
- The Liverpool man is making sure to keep fit for the tough season coming up
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has taken his team out to Portugal for a pre-season warm weather training camp, and they’ve been joined by some unlikely faces.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk isn’t content to rest after an excellent season which included a Champions League win, so he’s back at it in preparation for the new season.
Aston Villa No 2 John Terry is there too, although he was merely watching on rather than participating in training like he used to do.
Virgil van Dijk has been keeping fit after an excellent season by heading to Portugal for training
It’s a Rangers training camp, however he has been attracted as well as Villa boss John Terry
Former Chelsea man John Terry met up with his old Liverpool rival Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard has taken his Rangers team to Portugal for a warm weather pre-season camp
John Terry also managed a chat with former Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon as the sun beamed down on the Rangers training camp.
Rangers are looking to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.
They were nine points behind at the end of last season, and Celtic also lifted the Scottish Cup.
John Terry chats with Jason Puncheon at the Rangers pre-season training camp in Portugal
Rangers are looking to bring in new summer signings to aid in their pursuit of their fierce rivals, and Steven Gerrard insists that he is under no pressure to sell the likes of Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier to fund them.
He would no doubt love to have someone like Van Dijk, who left Celtic in 2015, or former Chelsea man Terry in his prime – two of the best central defenders of the modern era.
Virgil van Dijk is wanting to keep fit after an excellent Champions League winning season
Rangers are looking to improve their game as they attempt to chase down Celtic in Scotland
Rangers fans recently broke the record for season ticket sales, with almost 50,000 pledging their support to the club for next season.
They will be hoping to hold onto manager Gerrard, who has emerged as one of the main candidates to take over at Newcastle United after the departure of Rafa Benitez.
He was also linked with the Derby County job, but played down the link by reiterating his commitment to the Glasgow team earlier this week.
Terry was also linked with Derby, but quelled those rumours by signing a new two-year contract at Aston Villa.