Rangers ‘will not get carried away’ with Europa League first-leg lead – Gerrard

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers staff have the higher hand over Maribor of their Europa League qualifier.

Rangers will head into the return leg of their Europa League qualifier towards Maribor with a way of optimism after a 3-1 win over the Slovenians on Thursday, however supervisor Steven Gerrard is aware of from expertise a two-goal lead in Europe isn’t sufficient.

Gerrard impressed Liverpool to one of many biggest comebacks in European soccer in 2005 when the English aspect got here from 3-Zero down towards AC Milan within the Champions League closing to attract 3-Three earlier than happening to win in a shootout.

Now, as supervisor of the Scottish Premiership aspect, Gerrard should guarantee they don’t get carried away with their first-leg win over a staff which have knocked out Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen and Hibernian in European competitors during the last eight years.

“I’ve turned many deficits like this round myself as a participant, so we must be on it and we must be at it,” Gerrard informed RangersTV after targets from Alfredo Morelos, James Tavernier and Lassana Coulibaly gave his aspect the win at Ibrox.

“The sport plan shall be barely totally different, however after all, 3-1 appears higher than 2-1. That is solely half-time although and we can’t get carried away.

“You need the largest benefit you may get, and in my time enjoying European soccer, it’s by no means over at this stage.”

Gerrard took over at Rangers in Might and has introduced in 11 gamers as he appears to finish the dominance of Glasgow rivals Celtic, who’ve received the league for seven successive years.

Reaching the group stage of the Europa League would additionally present much-needed funds for a aspect which might be nonetheless recovering from monetary issues that noticed them reformed within the backside tier of Scottish soccer in 2012.

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