STEVEN GERRARD has revealed he got the low-down on Borna Barisic from Dejan Lovren and Davor Suker before bringing him to Rangers.

The left-back became the 11th signing of the summer at Ibrox on Tuesday after clinching a move from Osijek.

Gers stopper Nikola Katic also gave Gerrard a glowing recommendation before Barisic stole the show in the Europa League qualifying clashes over the last week.

Gerrard said: "The two performances certainly made us push even harder to make the signing happen, but we were aware of the player before the game.

"We’d spoken to Nikola about the player and also Dejan Lovren in good detail as well as Davor Suker. We knew he was a wonderful talent and we believe he’s made for Rangers.

"We’re trying to bring that calibre of players in, who are hungry and want to win football matches and who also have potential to become international footballers.

"Those are the type of players we believe Rangers should be attracting. It’s a fantastic coup for the club, Mark and the board and how fast they acted to get it done because without being disrespectful to other teams there were certainly half a dozen seriously in for him and trying to scoop a deal so it was important we got it done and dusted."