Rangers welcome Liverpool to Ibrox in a blockbuster Group A conflict in 2022-23 UEFA Champions League.
Though Rangers would stay backside of the group even with victory, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Gers can increase their hopes of avoiding a whole pre-Xmas exit from all UEFA competitions as defeat right here would eradicate them from rivalry for Champions League knockouts.
Liverpool in the meantime will stay second with a win and shut in on securing qualification for the knockout stage.
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Kemar Roofe may make his first look of the season for Rangers after recovering from a prolonged calf damage, though he wasn’t risked towards St Mirren on Saturday of their 4-0 win.
Tom Lawrence (knee) is once more uncertain and received’t be risked except he’s declared match-fit,
Filip Helander (foot), John Souttar (knock) and Nmandi Ofoborh (sickness) are once more dominated out.
Ianis Hagis and Helander are each ineligible after being unnoticed of Rangers’ Champions League squad, following prolonged accidents.
Liverpool will likely be with out Luis Diaz till December after the winger suffered a knee damage in Sunday’s Premier League defeat at Arsenal.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (ankle) is one other absentee following Sunday’s loss as Curtis Jones (leg) and Andrew Robertson (knee) are once more thought-about as doubts.
Arthur Melo (muscle), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring) and Naby Keita (unspecified) stay absent.
- Rangers misplaced their solely earlier Champions League assembly towards Liverpool by a 2-0 outcome, which got here final week at Anfield.
- Liverpool are visiting Ibrox for the primary time in a aggressive fixture.
- Rangers have misplaced three of seven earlier dwelling matches towards English opposition throughout all UEFA competitions (W2, D2 L3).
- Liverpool are unbeaten in 5 of seven earlier away matches towards Scottish opposition in all UEFA competitions (W3, D2, L2).
- Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Gers are to attain within the Group Stage of Champions League this season, wherein they’ve conceded 9 targets with out reply.
Understanding that defeat would see them eradicated from this season’s Champions League, Rangers merely must ship a extra aggressiven sport than they produced at Anfield however their defensive file has been poor and top-scorer Antonio Colak is but to indicate his high quality on this group.
Liverpool in the meantime reverted to their leaky defence at Arsenal with some surprising defensive marking and lacked tempo at occasions, which must be a priority coming into this conflict amidst their glorious combating spirit to twice restore parity within the eventual defeat.
Alexander-Arnold and Diaz’s accidents although are huge blows for a staff at present under par in high quality however this can be a likelihood to reset rapidly, and in the event that they play like they did at Anfield then Liverpool ought to have sufficient to beat Rangers.
Prediction: Rangers 0-2 Liverpool