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Ibrox men welcome Lions to Ibrox in dynamic form at home and in Europe

The fit Rangers will be confident they can continue their excellent form against Livingston at home this afternoon

After taking a four-point lead by beating fierce rivals Celtic last Saturday, they traveled to Belgium and comfortably sent Standard de Liège on Thursday

It was a game that will long be remembered for Kemar Roofe’s stunning magical 55-yard strike in the dying moments of a rain-soaked affair

Steven Gerrard’s men haven’t even conceded a home goal in the league yet and will be confident of a win this afternoon

Livi is in ninth place after an indifferent start to the season and with 18 goals lost they have the Scottish Premiership’s third worst defensive record

Considering the loss of star man Lyndon Dykes, you’d expect a period of readjustment for West Lothian’s outfit and they’ll look forward to a superb defensive display in the 0-0 draw at West Lothian earlier in the season

The youngster was greeted by his boss after Thursday night and it’s hard to overstate how well he fared after arriving

It will be interesting to see his performance over 90 minutes, but he will surely be full of confidence

Celtic lost a last-minute equalizer in their 3-3 draw with Aberdeen in Pittodria after a tumultuous game

The Hoops still have a game in hand but that means the Ibrox men have some leeway at the top if they win today

Gary Holt urged his players to stick to the game plan or face a ‘long afternoon’ at Ibrox

Through hard work, pure grafting, sticking to the game plan, understanding that you won’t dictate possession, dominate it Yes, we want to have a fair share of the ball, but they’re a very good team who plays at home

We know that we will have to have a game plan, there will be areas where we will have to double down, help your mate, but when you get the ball you have to show that you are brave enough and deserve to be on the ground pitch to play

This is something we always talk about, focus on our strengths Yes, we know Rangers have players who can hurt you, but we have to stick to what we’re good at because if we don’t and just worry about what the Rangers are going to do to us, it will be a long afternoon

They certainly seem to be a very well-oiled machine at the moment. It’s going to be tough but it’s a challenge and there is nothing better than a challenge and measuring yourself against your feet

The manager makes five changes since defeating Standard de Liège on Thursday as he seeks to freshen things up

Many would have thought Cederic Itten would come in but Steven Gerrard chose the veteran

Kamara’s exit from the XI was also something you could predict as he’s the only midfielder not to rest in recent weeks

Joe Aribo has been out for a while, but two recent substitute appearances have shown he is ready to return to the starting XI

Steven Gerrard has defined what he considers his team’s biggest challenge: consistency in every game

The biggest challenge for this team of players is being able to be in the same place for every game, whether at home or away?

We feel like we have the right numbers and the right players where we are now, But the key is not to stand still and believe in all the hype

Over the past couple of years we have tried to create something here and we will continue to do so You can’t stand still or get carried away

It’s about trying to learn from our mistakes and put players in the same place for every game Treat every game with the same respect They can’t choose when they play

I think we’ve had questions since the first game of the season You know and I know the questions are not going to go away – week to week, challenge to challenge We accept that

They saw us the last time we played them away on their field This time it’s Ibrox, it’s a different pitch and game

As for the questions asked about me and the players, they’ve been there from day one and they’ll be there until the day I walk through the door

Eyebrows were raised when the combative midfielder was cleared to leave Hibs in 2019 and the 34-year-old certainly put his mark on LIvingston

Now captain of the club, the Englishman’s hard-working style but clever in terms of position has made him one of the most effective defensive midfielders in the league

With four bookings already this quarter, it’s safe to say that he likes a challenge and anyone who faces in the engine room today will have a rough afternoon

A mistake by Shane Duffy lets Sam Cosgrove in, his shot is stopped but Ryan Hedges follows him and places Derek McInnes’ men in command

You must expect Steven Gerrard to make some changes alongside him after such a midweek encounter

No chance will be taken on Borna Barisic with Calvin Bassey the ovulous replacement after his good performance in Belgium

Joe Aribo has made two substitute appearances since returning from a formal injury and should be fit enough to start today

Alfredo Morelos is out of shape and could rest while Cederic Itten deserves a chance to make his case after his brace against Motherwell

This is a major problem if you have to finish above them to win 10 in a row

Unless Neil Lennon’s team can beat Aberdeen at Pittodrie today, tens of thousands of Celtic supporters will voluntarily self-isolate until next May

Pubs can be closed on government order, but The Last Chance Saloon is open in the Grampian area and a virtual crowd of viewers will harass the manager if his team is in a mess

READ MORE: Rangers are better than Celtic in all departments and Aberdeen’s loss would see Neil Lennon insulted – Hugh Keevins

Alfredo Morelos’ shy start to the season has been defended by Steven Gerrard and Ibrox boss is sure the goals will come

It’s up to Alfredo to get back in the goal because we are certainly giving him chances

This is not a case where I am afraid that he does not receive the service Alfredo must keep his head down, continue to work hard and believe that the goals will come I am convinced that they will

But he won’t play every game It’s my job to get him in and out at the right time and pick the right time to put him back

Based on form, Rangers will be hoping for their chances of getting revenge on Livingston for being the only team to stop them from scoring this season in their 0-0 draw at West Lothian

But Livi can never be sidelined and is a well-organized and physical team that will hurt anyone who looks away from the ball

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