Steven Gerrard described Allan McGregor’s two saves against Villarreal tonight as ‘world class’.
The Ibrox manager led his side to a 0-0 draw with the La Liga outfit to keep their Europa League last 32 hopes alive.
They could actually have had a win, but were handed a big setback in the first half when Daniel Candeias was harshly given a second yellow card by the referee.
That forced Rangers into more of a defensive and counter-attacking shape to try and get something out the game.
And they very nearly did that with Kyle Lafferty, Glenn Middleton and Scott Arfield all having chances to score.
But Villarreal had their chances too, with Karl Toko Ekambi getting the two best on the night.
Unfortunately for the Cameroon striker, it was McGregor he went up against.
After the game, Gerrard lavished praise on his goalkeeper in his interview with BT Sport.
Asked about Rangers missing some chances, Gerrard answered: “Yeah, we did – but so did they.
“Our keeper, Allan McGregor, again [was] world class. His form has been incredible since day one.
“He comes big for us on two occasions with two world class saves.
“But as ateam today, defensively, we were excellent.”
McGregor has been the number one starter for Rangers since returning to the club in the summer and he’s shown exactly why with numerous outstanding performances.
Now Rangers have to beat Rapid Vienna to make it through to the last 16.