Gerrard takes full responsibility for Rangers semi-final loss to Aberdeen

Posted November 01, 2018

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is satisfied with Sadiq Umar's performance despite being heavily criticised for Rangers' 1-0 loss to Aberdeen in their Scottish League Cup semi-final.

But summer signing Lafferty is a proven talent too that can have a major role at Ibrox and so far Gerrard has used him as both a winger and central striker.

Logan was recorded saying during the snap-chat clip: "He bought my dinner, we f***** his team yesterday, the most I can do is let him come round and watch the football at my house".

The former Liverpool captain was blunt in his challenge to his players, stating that some might not get another chance at Hampden for his team.

"The crowd might be slightly different because when we have played in front of them before we have had momentum and they're in a good place".

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"But my belief and confidence in the players hasn't changed because of the weekend".

"We played really well but got caught on a sucker-punch of counter attack".

We huffed and puffed and created half-chanced but that's not enough in semi-finals.

JORDAN ROSSITER is confident Rangers will bounce back from their Hampden heartache tonight.

"We have managed to add five or six quality players to the group which makes you better".

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"I'll answer that: it's a warning", he said when Rossiter was asked if his criticism was a "motivational" tactic. "If that doesn't happen, at any big club, the manager and the recruitment (staff) find better players or players who will do that". "And he's got a good team and good players".

"But I think our lads are lucky because this game comes around pretty quickly". We can't have them round here.

Earlier in the press conference he explained how "the first thing I do, even as a player, is self-reflect: what did I do?"

Their progress in Europe has been a source of pride and much adulation for the club this season, while Steven Gerrard's side have also shown forward movement in the league.

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