By Azeem Siddiqui

3rd Oct, 2022 | 12:40pm

Rangers must replicate what Brighton did v Liverpool – Kris Commons

Kris Commons believes Rangers have a realistic chance of a win against Liverpool in the upcoming UEFA Champions League fixture.

Both sides, who are in dire need of points to progress to the next stage, will face off on matchday three of the competition at Anfield on Tuesday.

Commons, in a column for the Scottish Daily Mail print edition on 3 October 2022 (page 70), stated that the Gers must try and have a quick start against the Reds just like Brighton did in the most recent outing.

“Brighton were 2-0 up after barely 20 minutes and that’s the sort of fast start Rangers should look to replicate in tomorrow night’s Champions League clash,” he wrote.

“There is an undoubted fragility to this Liverpool team at the moment. They have a soft centre and that’s what Rangers should look to exploit.

“You can go through them all individually; Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Alisson, even Andy Robertson prior to his injury – they’ve all been off it this season.”

Big game

Rangers season is now finally back on track after consecutive wins against Dundee United and Hearts on the domestic front.

Those results have definitely given much-needed breathing space to manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst who was under increasing pressure after the Gers suffered three back-to-back heavy defeats against Celtic, Ajax and Napoli.

Before the Champions League group stage started, one team who Rangers would’ve picked as the most difficult one to beat out of the three opponents would be Liverpool.

The Reds were the runners-up in the previous edition of Europe’s elite club competition where they lost to Real Madrid in the final.

However, because of their poor form this season, Rangers fans will be well within their right to expect a much closer contest between the sides and they will be hoping that their team will be able to pull a surprising result against one of the biggest clubs in the continent.

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