By Ray Livingstone

6th Nov, 2019 | 6:00pm

Steven Gerrard sends strong message to Rangers fans ahead of Porto clash

Steven Gerrard has sent out a battle cry ahead of the Europa League match against Porto on Thursday evening, and said he wants to “rev” up the Rangers fans. 

A win for Rangers would put them in a strong position to qualify from the group after a 1-1 in the last game in Portugal.

Rangers are currently second in the group with three games left – two at Ibrox.

That gives them the edge and Gerrard knows the Rangers fans will be pivotal to the games at Ibrox and has called for them to be extra loud.

Talking in his pre-match press conference, Gerrard said, “You are talking about a group of supporters that are up there with the best in the world – they thrive upon and love European nights, especially when a big name is in town.

“The fans have been incredible, but what I would say is we need that plus more tomorrow so I want to try and rev them up.

“We want to try and take the advantage of home with our supporters being with us to help us take maximum points, which would put us in a fantastic position with two games left.”

Rangers would have taken a point from the last game at Porto ahead of the tie, but ended up unlucky not to take all three points.

Alfredo Morelos scored in that game and has continued his fantastic form this season with two goals in the 3-0 win against Hearts in the League Cup semi-final on Sunday.

He was denied a second against Porto by a brilliant save and he’ll be looking to inflict more damage at Ibrox on Thursday.

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