Steven Gerrard fumes over 'massive turning point' in agonising Rangers defeat
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Steven Gerrard fumes over 'massive turning point' in agonising Rangers defeat

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has insisted that VAR would have made a massive difference in last night’s Europa League defeat by Young Boys – but admits his side have to take the loss on the chin.

The Gers boss pointed to Alfredo Morelos’ penalty decision and the call not to send off Frederick Sorenson “didn’t go” for the Gers as they lost an injury-time winner.

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With VAR to be introduced later in the competition, Gerrard thinks his side should’ve had a “blatant penalty” calling the decision not to award it a “massive turning point” in the game.

“If we had VAR tonight they would have had a second yellow for Sorensen. Alfredo got a yellow card for exactly the same type of incident, so that didn’t go for us,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“The keeper made a world-class save at 1-1.

“We’ve also not been awarded a blatant penalty when Alfredo was fouled inside the box. I saw the first view of it, it is as blatant as you like. It’s a clear penalty at a very important time of the match.

“That could have been a massive turning point. We have to take this on the chin.”

The Gers face Porto in their next Europa League clash in three weeks time, and with all four teams on three points, the group is wide open.

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Despite the decisions going against the Gers, there were far too many errors from players in blue at that is something that will need to be put right quickly.

With one more game before the international break – against Hamilton on Sunday – Rangers will be hoping they can get back to winning ways immediately.