By Saikat Mandal

16th Oct, 2022 | 8:10am

Kenny Miller names four Rangers players who could have done better

Kenny Miller has suggested that some of the Rangers players really underperformed against Liverpool as they lost 7-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday at Ibrox.

The injury to Conor Goldson was pivotal in that game, but the manner in which the Gers helplessly surrendered in the second half has really shocked everyone.

Miller suggests that the likes of Fashion Sakala, Borna Barisic, Leon King and Ben Davies all could have done a lot better.

“There was some good stuff in the first 45 minutes. After that? There was none of that,” wrote Miller for The Sunday Mail.

“’ve watched the Liverpool goals again and again. By the way, the loss of Connor Goldson before half-time was pivotal – and will be for Rangers going forward. Liverpool’s first, second, third and fourth goals were the result of some really poor decisions by players in blue shirts.

“Fashion Sakala, Borna Barisic, Leon King and Ben Davies could all have done better. You watch each goal and think: ‘What is he doing’? It was rookie mistakes. Against world class players, you have to make them earn goals.”

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Moving on

Rangers must forget about what happened against Liverpool and focus on the games ahead.

This is the first time in a while they have been playing in the Champions League group stages, and they came up against some of the big teams in Europe.

While that is not an excuse for the 7-1 humiliation, what remains important is the Gers must learn from their lessons and move on.

The primary target at the moment is to beat Celtic to the Scottish Premiership and build a better squad that can challenge big teams in Europe in the long run.

There were enough positives in the first half where they managed a 1-1 draw at the break. However, their lack of experience, coupled with poor individual errors have led them to this debacle.

The Gers must bounce back from this defeat and make sure they return to winning ways in the Premiership.

If they fail to mount a successful title challenge, Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be under extreme pressure to keep his job intact.

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