St. Joseph’s owner Stuart Rodriguez thinks facing Rangers in the Europa League is “Roy of the Rovers stuff” for the Gibraltar minnows – made even better because Steven Gerrard is involved.
Rodriguez, sporting director John Paul Hendrick and chairman Christian Hook are all Liverpool season-ticket holders and all idolise the Ibrox gaffer for his Anfield exploits.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates with Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli after scoring from the spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane on August 31, 2014 in London, England.
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With the Gers heading to Gibraltar next week, Rodriguez admits it is a “dream” for the minnows to come up against Rangers and Gerrard.
“This is a proper Roy of the Rovers story made all the sweeter by the fact the three board members are season-ticket holders at Liverpool who idolise Steven Gerrard,”
Rodriguez told the Daily Record.
“We’ve gone to every final Liverpool have been involved in since 2001 including Istanbul so for us it’s a dream come true to pit our wits against this club and manager.
“I was looking at the photos from the final in Istanbul the other day and it represents what Liverpool is all about – the underdog never giving up and Stevie G was the man who inspired everyone.

“At 3-0 down at half-time, the fans gave this amazing chorus of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and no other team in the world comes back like that.”
Details for the match should become available later tonight once it is clear whether St. Joseph’s will be able to host the game on Thursday or not.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 05: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Everything hinges on fellow Gibraltarians FC Europa being knocked out in their qualifier against Sant Julia, with Europa trailing 3-2 on aggregate from the first leg.
Whether the game takes place on Tuesday or Thursday, you can be sure there’ll be a good number of fans who make the trip to see Gerrard’s side in competitive action for the first time this season.

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