By Sam Stone

13th Oct, 2022 | 6:40am

Roberto Firmino second-half strike against Rangers was 'unbelievable' - Kris Boyd

Kris Boyd was in awe of Liverpool’s second goal against Rangers in their 7-1 Champions League win over Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.

The Light Blues went ahead through Scott Arfield before two goals from the Brazilian, one each from Darwin Nunez and Harvey Elliot and a late hat-trick from Mohamed Salah sealed the win for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Boyd felt Liverpool’s second goal was particularly special and felt Rangers switched off during the passage of play.

Talking on Sky Sports News (12 October, 21:18) Boyd said: “What a goal that was. It’s unbelievable play from Liverpool down the right-hand side. It just shows that, if you switch off for those little seconds at this level, you’ll get punished.”

Big gulf

It’s fair to say that Rangers’ Champions League return has been a stark reminder of how far behind Scottish football is on a domestic level. Despite taking the lead and looking threatening in the first half, top sides such as Liverpool can perform at high levels for longer and that ultimately was the difference at Ibrox.

When Klopp is bringing Salah off the bench in the second period with the score at 3-1, it’s always going to be a mountain to climb for the Gers. Rangers realistically need to go to Naples and get a point to put themselves in a position to overtake Ajax in their final group match.

However, there could be some hope with Napoli already through to the knockout stages, the Serie A side could be inclined to leave out some of their key men and rest them for their Serie A campaign. It now looks like a really tough task for the Gers and it’s disappointing that they haven’t been able to get a point on the board as of yet.

What could’ve been a special night at Ibrox failed to live up to what many had hoped for.

In other Rangers news, there’s been yet another high-profile exit from behind the scenes at Ibrox.