Steven Gerrard confident despite Rangers ‚underdog‘ status in Europa League

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard believes his squad’s enhanced depth can permit them to defeat their“underdog“ standing to advance from your Europa League group stage.
Following a strong start to the group stage of the competition this past year, Rangers came short, missing on the last matchday having taken a single point from their 3 games.
With Gerrard having had a second summer in Ibrox the Liverpool captain is confident his side can compete, even though facing a difficult draw alongside Porto, Young Boys, also Feyenoord, that they sponsor on Thursday.
„We gave this a fantastic effort this past year but sadly we fell short in the previous game,“ Gerrard said. „There were times towards the conclusion of the class where we needed to pick teams which were possibly below strength, possibly the group was not powerful enough to deal both domestically and in Europe to escape this group.
„I have more confidence and belief in this group of gamers since I believe we’ve added quality for it we’ve got a bit more power in depth.
„Having said that I do believe this group is likely a bit more difficult than last year so the challenge is harder, but it’s certainly one we wish to take on. We don’t fear anyone in this group. We are the underdogs and we’re going to head outside and give it our very best shot.“
Rangers will be without summer-signing Ryan Kent to the visit of Feyernoord after he suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday’s win however, Gerrard did possess a update on the winger’s progress.
„He is improving. He’s now pain-free walking around,“ Gerrard said.
„I think he’ll be a couple of weeks away.
„He has a hamstring problem. They’re obviously ones to take care of. They are injuries that you can not really rush. So we will be patient and make him ready to return, but he’s improving.“

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