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Rangers: Davies, Barisic and Lundstram disappoint vs Liverpool

Rangers: Davies, Barisic and Lundstram disappoint vs Liverpool - Rangers News

Glasgow Rangers were humiliated 7-1 at Ibrox in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, and Giovanni van Bronckhorst may need to ring the changes to spark some life back into the Gers.

It was a bright start by the hosts, with Scott Arfield scoring the opener, but it all went downhill from there, with Mo Salah scoring three of Liverpool’s seven goals in a second half demolition job by the Premier League visitors.

With a tricky away tie at Motherwell to navigate on the return to domestic duties this weekend, the manager will surely rotate some of the worst performers from Wednesday night as they bid to keep pace with Celtic.

With that in mind, we’ve used statistical experts SofaScore to analyse who the three worst outfield performers were for van Bronckhorst’s side (to have played at least 45 minutes) – could these men be fearing for their places ahead of the trip to Fir Park this weekend?

John Lundstram

Sharing the second-lowest match rating on the pitch with Borna Barisic (5.9), Lundstram really struggled in the midfield battle.

The former Sheffield United ace lost out on eight of his ten individual duels, and failed to record any tackles, instead committing three fouls in total, the most of any player on the pitch.

He was also guilty of giving the ball away 17 times, with his lack of quality in possession making it almost impossible for the hosts to spring effective counter attacks.

Borna Barisic

Barisic was given the same rating as Lundstram and endured a torrid time at left-back, coming up against hat-trick hero Salah in the second half.

As good of a player as the Egyptian is, Barisic and Ben Davies left simply far too much space, as the Croatia international made no clearances or interceptions and just one tackle in the entire game.

Going forward, he was just as disappointing, having recorded zero dribbles or key passes, giving possession away on 12 occasions.

Ben Davies

Statistically, Davies was rated as the Gers’ worst performer with a mere 5.5 overall rating.

The central defender could not cope with the pace and movement of the attackers from his old club, as he recorded no interceptions or tackles, and lost the ball a whopping 19 times in total, the most of any outfield Light Blues player.

It was a night to forget for Davies and his team-mates, and it will be interesting to see who drops out when the Gers make their way down the road to Lanarkshire this weekend.

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