Gerrard urges Rangers to showcase their skills


Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has urged his team to "put on a show" when they entertain Porto at Ibrox on Thursday.

The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in Portugal last month and all the teams in Group G have a chance of qualifying, with Gerrard delighted with his side’s start.

Young Boys lead the way, while Porto and Rangers sit on four points, with Feyenoord propping up the table on three.

Gerrard’s men are unbeaten in their last, while Porto have not lost in five, and the former Liverpool captain has asked his side to play without any fear.

He told the club’s official website: “I don’t think the situation has changed just because of the 1-1 result.

“There will be huge pressure on Porto to win the game. There will be huge pressure on Porto to finish top of the group. I don’t think that’s going to change.

“We don’t see it as pressure, we see it as an incredible opportunity to put on a show in front of our supporters. Obviously, the carrot to beat one of the big names in Europe is more exciting really rather than a burden.

“We know the challenge and the threat Porto carry. There’s an incredible amount of respect for the team who are coming.”