Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said that his side are now more difficult to play against after a 4-0 win over Aberdeen at Ibrox on Sunday.

Goals from Ryan Kent, Kemar Roofe, Scott Arfield and James Tavernier sealed the win, with the Gers dominant throughout.

After the game, Gerrard reflected on his decision to play Alfredo Morelos and Roofe in the same side and said it caused the opposition more problems.


“I was really interested to see the relationship between Alfredo and Kemar, to see how they played together,” he said (via BT Sport).

“We saw it a few weeks ago with JD (Defoe) and Kemar, their understanding and relationship. It’s important that Alfredo gets that relationship with Kemar as well. It’s very difficult to play against because they can come short or go in behind, or come off the side as well. We have number eights who can go beyond them.

“We want to give opposition teams as many problems as we can because at times in the past we have come unstuck by maybe playing in front of teams too much, being a little bit predictable and maybe not having enough answers.  I’m really pleased with how we are looking.”


Rangers have been excellent defensively for the last two seasons and Gerrard is right to identify the attack as the part of their game that needs most work.

Last season, Celtic outscored the Gers by 89 to 64 across the season and since the start of this year, the former England man has been searching for new ways to unlock the attack.

Following their 5-1 win over Motherwell, the Gers failed to score more than twice in their next seven matches in all competitions, before notching three times against a 10-man Benfica.

However, they have been ruthless in their last two league matches against Hamilton Academical and Aberdeen, with Gerrard opting to start two strikers on both occasions.

Whether Roofe can play from the right against the best teams and be effective remains to be seen, but when Rangers are likely to dominate the ball and territory, it helps the Gers create plenty of dangers.

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