Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side have had a fairly solid first quarter of the season as the Gers look like they could well challenge Celtic for the title this season at long last.
The Glasgow club brought in a host of new players over the summer as the board looked to get the side back into contention for the league after so many years of Celtic dominance. For the most part, the new arrivals have been pretty impressive with the likes of Lassana Coulibaly and Ryan Kent being two of the best.
Domestically the club currently sits fifth in the table, eight points off Hearts, who have a game in hand, but importantly only two points off Celtic in second. Even more impressively for Rangers is that after a long and tough qualifying campaign, the Gers have performed well in Europe.
Gerrard’s side held Villareal to a 2-2 draw in what was an incredibly tough away game while beating Rapid Wien 3-1. Frustratingly, they were held to a 0-0 draw with Spartak Moscow last night despite dominating the game.
Within the performance, club captain James Tavernier didn’t have the best game. The fullback’s delivery from corners was absolutely shocking and although some may have praised him this season, Steven Gerrard should’ve sold him over the summer rather keeping him in the side.
Defensively, Tavernier had a better night but overall this season he’s been a liability at the back and if not for some of his play going forward, Jon Flanagan would’ve come in to sure up the defence.
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