During his time at Easter Road, the 23-year-old made eight appearances, scoring three goals and providing five assists. It has prompted a discussion on Twitter with many supporters believing he deserves another chance under Steven Gerrard:
Give him a chance
— James Moore (@NOTELINYI) May 25, 2020
My opinion to me he is better than Kamara.
But, don’t think Gerrard agrees.
— J (@Shunksy62) May 25, 2020
Like to see the lad get his chance but Gerrard can’t chance anyone he has to get it right.
— Hugh Menzies (@hughm01) May 25, 2020
He’s a player, keep him
— Terence ROLL (@roll_terence) May 25, 2020
100% deserves a chance for me, I think with a run of games and confidence he could be a valuable player for us….
— gazzaboy75 (@gazza19751) May 26, 2020
Aw depends on who goes kamara leaves then theres a space, all ifs and buts but ad give doch a chance this season coming got potential the boy jst needs to hack the pressure?
— GRIFFCO & CO (@paulgriffin1989) May 25, 2020
He deserves his chance
— Johnboy (@JohnMcl06476937) May 25, 2020
Definitely keep. Needs to be given a chance a Rangers
— ☠️ (@gweb72) May 25, 2020
Would rather Docs than Lewis Ferguson
— Scott Currie (@Scott_Currie_18) May 25, 2020
To be fair to Docherty, he couldn’t have done much more on loan to make an impression. He was instrumental as Hibs made it through to the Scottish Cup semi-final, with goals and assists in the wins against BSC Glasgow and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
He was less prolific in the league, but he did score an important opener in the 2-1 win over Kilmarnock back in February, as well as creating Christian Doidge’s goal in the 1-1 draw against Livingston a week later.
However, Gerrard already has a number of midfielders at his disposal, including Joe Aribo, Ryan Jack and Glen Kamara so the prospects for Docherty don’t look particularly great.