Rangers FC manager Steven Gerrard could hardly believe his eyes on Thursday with a beautiful goal from Kemar Roofe.

Partly because of this, the Scots won 0-2 against Standard Liège in the Europa League.

In injury time, Roofe dribbled past a few opponents and shot the ball into the goal from the own half.

“It was a moment of genius, truly world-class,” Gerrard said on the Rangers website.

"I've been playing professional football since 1998, but this is the best goal I've ever seen with my own eyes," Gerrard praised the 27-year-old Englishman's great shot.

"He gets the ball 15 meters outside his own penalty area, wins a number of duels and then has the overview, the strength and the class to score from 50 meters away", the former top player described the goal.

"Really, I don't think I've ever seen a better goal. And I don't think I'll ever see a better goal in the future," Gerrard said again.


@FCBlogbroeders what the heck, Kemar thought @roofe in injury time, but I really don't go further than the middle line .. # goalvanhetjaar💯 #stlran


Avatar Author Normanito1Moment of places05: 57 - October 23, 2020

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'Handled the situation excellently'

Rangers, which eliminated Willem II in the preliminary round, started the group stage strongly with a 0-2 win.

"This is an important victory, it's great that we started the tournament in a positive way," said Gerrard.

The weather conditions - it rained quite a bit in Liège - made it difficult.

"It became very unpredictable and difficult for both teams", said Gerrard.

"But I think we handled the situation very well and controlled the game well."

Rangers will play at home against Polish Lech Poznan in the Europa League next week and will visit Benfica a week later.

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