By Daniel Feliciano

4th May, 2022 | 8:40am

Ray Parlour compares Ibrox to Anfield ahead of Rangers clash v RB Leipzig

Ray Parlour says the famous Ibrox atmosphere could be the difference as Rangers face Leipzig on Thursday, just as it has been for Liverpool at Anfield.

The light blues host the Bundesliga side in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday, trailing 1-0 from the first leg last week.

Speaking on the talkSPORT breakfast show [May 4th, 6:36am], Parlour was discussing the game and feels the ‘absolutely fantastic’ atmosphere at Ibrox should get a response from the players and admitted he was hoping for a positive result for the British club.

“I’m looking at the atmosphere at Ibrox, it’s going to be brilliant,” he said. “Absolutely fantastic.

“You talk about Everton vs Chelsea, the fans played their part. Liverpool at Anfield they play their part, the players respond. I think Rangers could be very, very similar.

“I’m sure the Germans will bring plenty of supporters as well, I just think Ibrox.. this is their cup final now. Of course if they get through they’ve got another cup final but they can get to that final.

“Lets hope it’s a Rangers vs West Ham final, that would be fantastic. Lets hope Rangers can get a result and hope West Ham can get a result as well.”

Hope

There is real and genuine hope at Rangers that the club can earn a victory and make it to their first European final since back in 2008, where they were beaten by Zenit St Petersburg.

After losing the first leg 1-0 they know that it’s just a win that is needed, so they need to press forward but also remain stable defensively so finding the balance will be key.

They showed in the first leg that they were able to nullify the Germans, and it took a moment of brilliance from the left-back to break the deadlock.

But with James Tavernier, Ryan Kent, Joe Aribo and Fashion Sakala all in great form there is a goal threat in the side and they will be confident that with the crowd behind them they can cause Leipzig trouble.

Ibrox needs to be hostile and loud to give the team an extra edge on the night, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it will deliver.

In other Rangers news, Ronald De Boer sets Rangers challenge v Leipzig after shocking Tuesday development