By Mike Slater

3rd Dec, 2020 | 6:46pm

Seven changes, Aribo back on bench - Confirmed Rangers team news v Liege

Rangers have made seven changes to their side for their crunch Europa League tie with Standard Liege at Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard has reverted to his much-trusted side after the 4-0 thrashing of Falkirk in the Scottish League Cup over the weekend.

Confirmed on their Twitter account prior to kick-off, the Bears have welcomed back the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent.

Jermain Defoe is not part of the Europa League squad, so that was always one guaranteed change despite his goal in that Falkirk win.

Sky Sports shared that Ryan Jack was a major doubt on Thursday morning, with the knock he picked up against Aberdeen last week.

Joe Aribo has recovered from his illness in the past week to take his place in the squad against the Belgian side.

Elsewhere, Allan McGregor is set to break the Rangers record for most European appearances with his 83rd outing – one more than Barry Ferguson.

It is a must-win game in Glasgow.

After yet another draw with Benfica last week, both the Gers and the Portuguese side are sitting on eight points in Group D.

Three points against Liege would send Gerrard’s men into the knockout stages, and a healthy win would come them ahead of Benfica in second.

We all know the importance of finishing top of the group in the Europa League, as it would send the Bears into the favourable half of the draw for the knockouts – fingers crossed.

In other Rangers news, Alex McLeish makes reveal after major Dave King update at Gers