02 October 2020 00:34
Steven Gerrard knew at the second one. That's when the celebrations were more exuberant, his leap was higher, he travelled even further from his dugout. The Rangers manager has become a specialist in Europa League qualifiers — his record now stands at played 19, lost none — and he has been around this track often enough to know when his team is on its way. For the third season in a row they are in the group stage, which may not be worth as much as in a normal season because of Covid-19 but will still yield a multi-million pound bounty. More than that, it will further underline Rangers' confidence and belief in themselves.
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