You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Gerrard sounded out for Ryder Cup pep talk

AAP logoAAP 8/12/2016

New Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has hinted he will call on his "hero" Steven Gerrard to help motivate Europe.

The Dane will lead Europe into the 2018 Ryder Cup in France after being named as Darren Clarke's successor on Tuesday.

Bjorn is a massive Liverpool fan, with a particular love of Gerrard, and hopes to use the former midfielder to get the best out of his team.

"He is my absolute hero of all time," Bjorn said in quotes appearing in the Daily Mirror.

"I think he is an inspirational guy for so many reasons. To stay at a club for that long, while he realised he might not win everything and he could have gone pretty much where he wanted, that says a lot about the man.

"Getting him in as an inspirational speaker is one of the things I have to look at."

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon