Rangers played hosts to Livingston at the Ibrox Stadium earlier this afternoon hoping to close the gap to Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership table. Steven Gerrard’s men enjoyed more of the ball in the first half but were quite ineffective in the final third. The visitors held firm and managed to keep the game scoreless at half-time.
The Glaswegian outfit pushed on in search of a decisive goal in the second half and finally made the breakthrough via Scott Arfield’s goal in the 59th minute. The home team dominated the game and managed to grind out a narrow 1-0 victory at the end.
Let’s take a look at how each Rangers player fared during the match against Livingston.
Rangers Players Rated In Their Narrow Win Vs Livingston
GK: Allan McGregor – 6.5/10
The Scottish goalie was hardly troubled during the 90 minutes but made an excellent stop to deny Aymen Souda just after the half-time break. He will be happy after securing another comfortable clean sheet at the Ibrox.
RB: James Tavernier – 6/10
The English full-back was bright and energetic out on the wide areas. He managed to provide a decent outlet for his team going forward and did his defensive duties well inside his own half.
CB: Connor Goldson – 6.5/10
The Rangers centre-back read the danger well and made some vital clearances for his side. He also got a decent chance to score but failed to keep his header on target.
CB: Nikola Katic – 5/10
The Croatian centre-back had a few nervy moments at the back and found it tough to keep Lyndon Dykes in check. He will be hoping for better days in a Rangers jersey.
LB: Andy Halliday – 6/10
He put in a tireless shift down the left flank and helped his teammates secure another shutout at home.
CM: Ryan Jack – 6/10
The Scottish midfield ace was always willing to get forward and interchanged passes with others around him. He brought a lot of energy to the Rangers midfield and helped his side get over the line with all three points intact.
CM: Steven Davis – 7.5/10
Davis put in an impressive performance on his return to Gerrard’s first-team. He covered a lot of ground but missed a decent chance to score in the first 45 minutes.
CM: Scott Arfield – 8/10
The Canadian was a constant menace in the opposition half and showed great character to step up and make the difference today. He kept his composure to score the decisive goal for the Light Blues in the 59th minute.
RM: Ianis Hagi – 7.5/10
Hagi showed some flashes of his brilliance and was the mastermind behind most of the Rangers attacks during the game. He also got an assist to show for his efforts.
ST: Alfredo Morelos – 5/10
The Colombian striker had a frustrating game as he was not able to trouble the opposition too much.
LM: Ryan Kent – 5/10
He had a quiet game and put in a lacklustre display which could be why Gerrard decided to replace him early in the second half.
LM: Florian Kamberi – 6/10
He had one bright moment after coming on, but his attempt got blocked by the opposition.
RM: Greg Stewart – N/A
He did not get enough time to make an impact.
CM: Joe Aribo – N/A
The Nigerian midfielder came off the bench to run the clock down for the home side.
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