Steven Gerrard’s ‘unbelievable’ Rangers side have been compared to Barcelona and Liverpool by St Mirren star Jak Alnwick ahead of the League Cup quarter-final between the two sides [Not The Old Firm].
The Gers face the Buddies in Paisley on Wednesday night with a spot in a Hampden Park semi-final up for grabs.
Gerrard’s men dispatched Falkirk 4-0 in the previous round and have a 13 point lead at the top of the Premiership, while they also topped a Europa League group which included Portuguese giants Benfica.
Former Ibrox goalkeeper Alnwick has been blown away by his old club’s form, but he still believes St Mirren, who are unbeaten in six matches in all competitions, could cause a cup upset.
“Rangers are unbelievable, but someone has to beat them, so why can’t it be us? he said [Not The Old Firm]. “It’s pointless looking at them being unbelievable. You look at the Barcelona teams, Liverpool, eventually they get beat.”
“Hopefully that can be us. We know that they are a great side. No matter what changes, we need to focus on ourselves.
“We caused an upset against Aberdeen so why can’t we do it again?”
Steven Gerrard recently made it clear that although Rangers have come on leaps and bounds in Europe, the club are still some way off the level of some of the powerhouses of European football [FourFourTwo].
However, they can say that they are yet to lose a game in any competition this season, while Barca have lost four times in La Liga and Liverpool once in the Premier League.
The 26-match unbeaten run is one to be extremely proud of and they will be looking to extend it with wins over both Dundee United and St Mirren in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Alnwick, who played 11 times during a three-year stint at Ibrox, will be doing everything he can to keep the likes of Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe and Ryan Kent at bay.
On Friday, Rangers confirmed that the players will be wearing a ‘very special’ alternative Castore kit for the match.