Steven Gerrard calls one player “world class” in Rangers Aberdeen match
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Steven Gerrard calls one player “world class” in Rangers Aberdeen match

Using the term “world class” is a strong statement in football. And when it comes from someone who themselves could be described as it then you’d do well to listen.
There’s no doubt Steven Gerrard was a world class player. The Liverpool legend was a commanding midfielder who could’ve realistically walked into any side in the world during his heyday.
And the Rangers gaffer used the term to describe one of the players in today’s Rangers win over Aberdeen. Only, he was playing for the losing side.

Joe Lewis pulled off a string of superb stops to deny Rangers. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“You’ve got to give Joe Lewis credit. He’s made two or three world-class stops again.” Gerrard told Sky Sports’ live coverage over the Ibrox clash (17:15, April 24th).
“He done it to us in one of the Aberdeen fixtures here, he’s a great goalie and he’s made some terrific stops.”
For someone who’s come up against – and beaten – some of the best goalkeepers in world football, it’s high praise indeed.

But Joe Lewis’ heroics were not enough to stop Rangers grinding out a 2-0 victory over the Dons. Rangers ran out deserved victors but it was courtesy of two penalties which were converted by James Tavernier.
But had it not been for the saves of Joe Lewis, Rangers would’ve been comfortably ahead by half time. The big stopper dashed out twice to deny Rangers as they pressed for an opener.
And whilst he might’ve been on the losing side, the big goalie’s performance today was undoubtedly a credit to himself and the Aberdeen side.
Could Rangers turn to the stopper to solve an ongoing transfer dilemma?

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