Gordon Strachan has raved about Rangers on BT Sport (10.25pm) after Steven Gerrard’s side got their Europa League campaign off to a flyer with a 2-0 win over Standard Liege – and Strachan is clearly impressed by one player.
Rangers traveled to Belgium, tasked with a tricky away clash against an exciting Liege side. But the Gers continued their excellent defensive work this season – keeping an impressive 12th clean sheet in 15 league and cup games.
James Tavernier scored his ninth goal of the campaign from the penalty spot after an early handball from a Liege player. Rangers had chances, as did Liege, until Kemar Roofe scored a goal that immediately went viral.
Picking up the ball inside his own half, he went past a handful of Liege players before smashing a shot from inside his own half into the Liege net. Ex-Celtic boss Strachan applauded Rangers, picking Tavernier for individual praise.
“Their possession play was good, transition was excellent and their back four was magnificent,” Strachan summed up, when asked about Rangers. “Allan McGregor never had to make a save. They’ve been fantastic in Europe.