Ryan Kent scored the only goal of the game as Rangers earned a 1-0 win over Braga in Portugal to progress into the last 16 of the Europa League, winning 4-2 on aggregate – and Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter.
The Gers were tasked with avoiding defeat in Portugal after coming from two goals down to win 3-2 at Ibrox last week – largely thanks to a brace from Ianis Hagi. Although they played on the counter, Rangers boasted the best chances.
Indeed, 23-year-old Kent should have opened the scoring in the first half but he dragged an effort wide. His moment came in the second half, though, after Hagi played a delightful chip over the Braga defence for Kent to run onto.
Taking an excellent touch in front of the Braga defender, Kent side-footed into the back of the net to put Steven Gerrard’s side into the next round of the competition. The away support went into meltdown as his effort nestled into the corner.
Kent joined Rangers on loan for the 2018-19 season and after an impressive campaign in which he clocked up 42 appearances and won the Scottish Young Player of the Year award – Rangers chose to sign him permanently, costing £7million (Mail).
Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter to Kent scoring the winner to send Rangers into the last 16, where they could face the likes of Inter Milan, Manchester United or Arsenal – and many were delighted for their former player.
Steven Gerrard has turned Ryan Kent into a top player
— SCARFACE (@LFC_LION) February 26, 2020
Ryan Kent tearing Europe up
— RhysW1120 (@RhysW_LFC) February 26, 2020
That pass! 🔥
That sprint 🔥
Former Liverpool winger Ryan Kent secures the victory for Rangers in the Europa League – Steven Gerrard’s side goes into the next round after beating Braga 4-2. https://t.co/qTiGrki9JQ
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) February 26, 2020
Love to see it. Ryan Kent assuring Steven Gerrard's Rangers progress to the next round. 🙌 https://t.co/XlIzUXPNuH
— 🔴 (@ChrisvLFC) February 26, 2020
Ryan Kent🔥 #BRARAN
— Ben Turner (@BenLfc18) February 26, 2020
Ryan Kent you wee beauty!!!! 💙
— LFCKoptalker 6️⃣ (@LFC_Koptalker) February 26, 2020
Get in Ryan Kent 💪
— Paddy Allen (@PallenLFC) February 26, 2020