And, speaking to BT Sport (10.30pm, 19 September), the former Reds favourite has paid tribute to a ‘great strike’ from a winger who stepped up to the plate when required.
It has been a mixed start to life at Ibrox for Ojo. The 22-year-old has produced nine goals or assists in just 12 appearances so far for Steven Gerrard’s side but sometimes the performances haven’t quite matched up to the statistics.
That dismal cameo in the Old Firm derby defeat to Celtic comes to mind.
But Ojo left no one in any doubt about his potential with a 25-yard strike which screamed into the Feyenoord net in the first match of Rangers’ Europa League campaign. It was a goal worthy of winning any game and it just so happens that it did exactly that.
“Stevie knows exactly what he’s getting having worked at Liverpool as a youth coach,” Owen said.
“Ojo, I mean he hits it like a bullet. You can see that the ball doesn’t ocellate, it doesn’t move at all. Great strike.
“He could have scored again later on.”
Owen has a point. Ojo had an effort cleared off the line by Feyenoord defender Eric Botteghin later in the first half.
But it didn’t matter in the end as Rangers were not made to pay for their profligacy by an Eredivisie outfit who failed to really force Allan McGregor into anything other than a bread-and-butter save.
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