Steven Gerrard interrupts question for player to clarify "warning" for Rangers squad

Borna Barisic is out of Sunday’s match according to the Sun

Borna Barisic is out of Sunday’s match according to the Sun

In which case, memories will not be made of a Rangers' success in the Betfred Scottish League Cup, the final of which will be contested by Celtic and Aberdeen on Dec 2 at Hampden Park.

"My belief and confidence in the players hasn't changed because of the game at the weekend", Gerrard said.

The 21-year-old was one of the first incomings to the Gers under Steven Gerrard, and while he got off to a sticky start in Scotland, he has begun to flourish and is now showing everyone why the former Liverpool legend was so keen to get him in the first place.

We've got to have that cutting edge in the final third. At a big club, we expect big players to step up on big occasions and provide big moments.

"If that doesn't happen at any big club, the manager finds better players who will do that".

Kilmarnock, managed by Gerrard's former Liverpool colleague Steve Clarke, travel to Ibrox three points and three places ahead of Rangers. We wanted to push them back and that would allow our creative players to get into space and try to influence things.

Rangers will be bolstered up front for the game with the return of strikers Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty, who he added will "for sure" make up for some of what has been lacking in the final third. It is a startling statistic and Gerrard admitted later that, for such an atrocious run to end, his team will have to find better quality from somewhere. I thought tactically when we went to 10 we were very good and very professional.

Rangers now sit in fifth spot in the table after five wins, two draws and two defeats in the Scottish Premiership since Gerrard took over in the summer.

"There are plenty of other games to come and we just have to make it right".

As well as that, there's the six point deficit to Hearts in the league that the staff and players will want to be far lower by the time the final rolls around.

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