Liverpool and Leicester supporters were amongst those to praise Rangers skipper James Tavernier after the UEFA Europa League account tweeted about his outstanding statistics.

Tavernier has been in inspired form in both domestic and European football so far this season, featuring in all 23 of his side’s fixtures.

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James Tavernier celebrates scoring against Falkirk. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 29-year-old would have been rested for the League Cup tie at Falkirk on Sunday but with backup right-back Nathan Patterson self-isolating, he stepped up once again, scoring a fine volley and contributing to a clean sheet in a 4-0 win.

Remarkably, with 14 goals and 10 assists from 23 matches, he has more direct goal contributions than appearances for 2020/21 and the UEFA Europa League account tweeted to their 7.5m followers on Monday to draw attention to those numbers.

Tavernier is currently the top goalscorer in the Premiership, while he’s the second-highest-rated defender in the Europa League behind Tottenham’s Matt Doherty.

The full-back has proved all his Ibrox doubters wrong with his outstanding displays, but it seems his exploits are also now being recognised by supporters of Premier League clubs.

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Liverpool and Leicester fans were amongst those to praise Rangers skipper Tavernier. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

In response to the tweet, Liverpool, Leicester City and Arsenal fans were amongst those to praise Tavernier.


Alfredo Morelos was Rangers’ star man in Europe last season, breaking the record for the most goals scored before Christmas in UEFA competitions, but with four goals and four assists in seven outings, Tavernier has been the standout performer so far this campaign.

Steven Gerrard will be hoping no top-flight English sides launch a move for his skipper in January, though, as he’s vital to the Gers’ hopes of silverware.

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