Steven Gerrard challenges Borna Barisic to maintain form after international break

Glasgow Rangers' Steve Gerrard during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Glasgow Rangers and FC Porto at Ibrox Park, Glasgow on Thursday 7th November 2019.

Rangers clinched a 2-0 win at Livingston on Sunday.

Glasgow Rangers' Steve Gerrard during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Glasgow Rangers and FC Porto at Ibrox Park, Glasgow on Thursday 7th November 2019.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has told Rangers TV that he wants to see Borna Barisic continue his great form when he returns from the international break.

The Gers travelled to take on Livingston on Sunday afternoon, and claimed a comfortable 2-0 win to keep pace with Celtic at the top of the table.

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Scott Arfield teed up Joe Aribo to fire home a first half opener, before Alfredo Morelos squeezed home a second after the break, continuing his sensational form.

 

Rangers head into the international break with yet another win, meaning they've dropped just two points in the last eight league games.

After the final whistle, boss Gerrard praised the performance of left back Barisic, having played a superb ball down the left channel for Morelos to score.

Gerrard did though challenge Barisic to come back from the international break in similar form, seemingly a little worried that heading off with Croatia will halt his momentum.

Borna Barisic of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Hearts and Rangers at Tynecastle Park on 20 October, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

“I thought the back four were magnificent. Borna; he’s in some place,” said Gerrard. “He needs to continue and come back in that place,” he added.

Barisic is once again in the Croatia squad, and look set to start in games against both Slovakia and Georgia, which will hopefully keep him in good form and fitness.

The 27-year-old has been superb this season after a difficult first year at Ibrox, and Gerrard will hope the left back answers his challenge well over the coming weeks.

Saidy Janko of BSC Young Boys and Borna Barisic of Rangers FC battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse,...

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