In their Europa League decider against Rapid Vienna last night, it was clear that Rangers lacked quality.

While a very poor playing surface didn’t help matters, Alfredo Morelos cut an isolated figure up front throughout.

Glenn Middleton’s ball control consistently let him down, while Rangers’ shot-shy midfield provided little threat.

Gerrard was all smiles before kick-off. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

There are certainly areas for improvement going forward. Thankfully, that fact isn’t lost on Steven Gerrard. After praising the efforts of his current crop of players, the manager stated that reinforcements are needed.

“I think in terms of numbers, we have had enough to cope. But at this level, with ambitions to go further in the group, it is obvious to me that the players need some help.”

“That means, obviously quality players that can come in and help them”, he concluded.

But he ended up frustrated at his side’s inability to score. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Gerrard didn’t elaborate as to whether he was targeting these new recruits in January or over the summer. One would suspect it’ll be a bit of both.

The manager has already confirmed the club are in the hunt for a striker in next month. However, it’s likely there will be attempts to strengthen elsewhere, too.

The manager and his staff will already be identifying targets. (Photo by Johann Schwarz/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

For one, last night showed Rangers are particularly short on creativity in midfield.

While the European dream is now over, a sizeable squad is still required to mount a challenge for the league title.

After last night’s comments, expect Rangers to be busy next month.

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