Gerrard – We must keep our cool


Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says his team must keep their cool under pressure when they host Legia Warsaw on Thursday.

The Gers secured a 0-0 draw in Poland last week, but still have plenty of work to do in the second leg.

Gerrard’s men will be worried by the threat of an away goal, and the former Liverpool midfielder has had his team practising penalties just in case the tie goes beyond extra time.

A place in the group stages awaits Rangers, and Gerrard says his team need to handle the occasion.

He told the Scotsman: “We want to be as aggressive as possible. We want to avoid conceding an away goal, of course, we do. But we also have to prepare for setbacks within the game and if things take a turn for the worst.

“I don’t want to see a negative reaction if that is the case. We want to play this game with confidence and belief.

“We expect the fans to be right up for this one. We expect the place to be rocking. We want to give them a performance that suits that atmosphere.”

Gerrard may be able to call upon Ryan Kent in the group stages, with reports claiming he is still looking to leave Liverpool on loan before the European deadline on September 2.