Steven Gerrard got to know his Rangers players thanks to a boozy sing-song in Marbella, according to Andy Halliday.

The Light Blues boss had just joined the club and took his stars to the Spanish city for a pre-season camp when he decided to allow them to have a few drinks within the hotel.

Not usually one for heavy nights himself, Gerrard decided to let his hair down as the players also enjoyed some alcohol and a singalong. Halliday explained that some players began chanting and singing for their teammates with songs usually bellowed out from the stands.

And, to their shock, Gerrard hilariously joined in. "At the end of the Marbella trip they allowed us to have a drink," Halliday told Open Goal. "Gerrard doesn’t really have a lot of nights out, he likes going for team dinners or what not. He said: 'You’re allowed a drink, but you’re not allowed to go to the square, you’re not allowed to go into Marbella, just sit and have a drink in the hotel'.

"It was one of those when you’re all singing, and I would sing an Alfredo Morelos song, and someone would sing a Tav [James Tavernier] song and it would go round. I think it was Jon Flanagan who was steaming and he had just signed and he starts singing about Steven Gerrard, being a Liverpool fan.

“So we’re all like, 'Oh my god, what?!' But the gaffer's drunk at the edge of the bar, getting drunker and drunker and his eyes are going. When his name starts getting sung out, he starts going, 'Mo Salah, Mo Salah', chanting all the Liverpool tunes.

“See at that time I’m thinking that’s brilliant though. It felt like he was one of the guys. Even though he demands that respect and he is firm and fair, he sort of opened himself up to us and it was brilliant."