Rangers icon Brian Laudrup has hailed “relentless” Ibrox skipper James Tavernier after his stunning form for the Gers – and believes the right-back embodies Steven Gerrard’s mentality during his own playing career.

Tavernier scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season in the 8-0 rout of Hamilton and Laudrup has been wowed with the way the Gers skipper handles himself on the pitch.

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“How would you sum up Steven Gerrard’s mentality as a player? Relentless seems like a good word,” Laudrup told the Daily Mail.

“You want to see relentless? Look at James Tavernier in action this season. He is perpetual motion in games always running, always closing down space, always trying to ask questions of the opposition.

“When the camera pans to him in matches, you can also see Tavernier making demands of his teammates. Keep going. We need more. The same was coming from Gerrard, who didn’t even look happy when Rangers went 3-0 up after 19 minutes.”

Tavernier’s goals have taken him to the top of the Premiership scoring charts and the Gers skipper has been vital this season for Gerrard’s side.

The defender’s importance on both sides of the ball is huge and he’s also played a massive role in helping to secure 16 clean sheets so far.

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