Steven Gerrard wants a response from Rangers

Steven Gerrard wants a response from Rangers

Steven Gerrard wants a response from Rangers

Rangers put in a tepid performance and lost 1-0 to Aberdeen at Hampden Park in the semi-final of the Scottish League Cup on Sunday and failed to qualify for the final for the second season running.

But he admitted personal regrets after top goalscorer Alfredo Morelos was ruled out of the Hampden trip along with the cup-tied Kyle Lafferty after being sent off in the quarter-final.

Gerrard nearly immediately jumped in to interrupt the youngster, stating: 'I'll answer that, it's a warning.

Although the former Liverpool captain insisted that he would take full responsibility for the loss.

"We showed good resilience to hang in and get to the final".

"We'll try and recover, we will analyse, debrief and besides that we hope some players self-reflect and we get a reaction".

"We expect both sets of supporters will make it an occasion to remember and look forward to welcoming them to the national stadium in early December".

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"We have kept clean sheets against Hibs and Rangers in the cup and hopefully we can do the same against Celtic in the final".

'If that doesn't happen, at any big club, then the manager and the recruitment find better players or players who will do that'.

"But there is still a lot to play for this season and I'm sure we will be challenging on all fronts come the end of the season".

Kilmarnock, managed by Gerrard's former Liverpool colleague Steve Clarke, travel to Ibrox three points and three places ahead of Rangers. What did I get right? "They're coming in with confidence, so it'll be a really good test for us".

"That is not to take anything away from the players who went to Ibrox a year ago and put in a really gutsy performance and managed to nick a 1-1 draw".

"But I think our lads are lucky because this game comes around pretty quickly".

As well as that, there's the six point deficit to Hearts in the league that the staff and players will want to be far lower by the time the final rolls around.

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