Former Scotland and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has had his say on Rangers’ excellent Europa League run this season, with the 71-year-old expecting the club to make it through to the quarter-finals ahead of the second leg trip to face Red Star Belgrade.
Following a resounding 3-0 victory at Ibrox on Thursday evening, the Ibrox side could make the last eight for the first time in any European competition since the fantastic run to the 2008 UEFA Cup final.
“I expect Rangers to be in the draw for the quarter-final,” said Dalglish [SundayPost].
“It will be some achievement. I don’t think they should be afraid of any team.
“That doesn’t mean to say I expect them to get to the Final.
“It’s in Seville on May 18 but I wouldn’t be encouraging any Rangers fans to book their flights and hotels just yet!”
It’s always nice to get praise for our Euro run, especially from legends such as Dalglish, and if we continue this form, then who knows what can happen.
Rangers Europa League run is praised by Kenny Dalglish
The Ibrox side warmed up for the second leg tie against Red Star Belgrade with a comfortable 3-0 win over Dundee in the Scottish Cup.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst rang the changes and players such as James Sands and Aaron Ramsey impressed as some much-needed freshness was injected into the team.
This bodes well for the final two months of the season, where Gio will need to call on every member of the playing squad to step up and play their part.
The team and backroom staff have responded well from the defeat to Celtic in early February, and although there have been a few blips along the way, everyone now looks ready for the battles that lay ahead.