Steven Gerrard has said that his Rangers side put in a ‘performance of old’ as they cruised to a 3-1 victory over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
Rangers have enjoyed a decent start to the season in the Scottish Premiership, and their latest result ensures that they are unbeaten in the Europe in what is a very tough looking group which also features Villarreal and Spartak Moscow.
However, as European football returned to Ibrox for the first time in eight years, the electric atmosphere seemed to bring the best out of the players, with Gerrard saying his players all delivered eight out of 10 performances to put them at the top of Group G after two games.
“Our supporters’ performance brought the best out of the players and my players’ performance brought the best out of the fans,” said the former Liverpool midfielder.
“It was an incredible night. We should have won the game 3-0. Every single player to a man was outstanding all over the pitch.
“That’s the level of performance I’ve been looking for since I came in. That’s a Rangers performance of old, a successful Rangers performance.
“If I see a paper tomorrow and one of my players has less than an eight, I’ll be asking questions! Please be fair on them.”