Gerrard: All Focus Now On Sunday

STEVEN GERRARD says Rangers must not get carried away as focus now turns to Sunday’s league match against Livingston.

The manager, speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this morning, said it is important the players are in the right zone mentally to build on a strong week so far.

He said: “We have to switch our attention to Livingston straight away. The players are in a real good place and a positive place but we are in this morning to start the recovery.

“We know what to expect, we know they are going to be an organised team, difficult to play and they are going to try and hurt us at the right time.

“The challenges are going to come thick and fast. I think the important thing for us is to not get carried away, remain humble and keep the players focussed.

“We have got a lot of belief and confidence that we can continue to get results but we have to go and prove that over a longer period than just the first few months of the season.”

Borna Barisic is a doubt for the match after limping off just before half-time in last night’s 2-0 victory in Belgium.

Barisic was replaced by Calvin Bassey, and Gerrard said he was proud of the 20-year-old’s performance when called into action.

He said: “We have got a couple of kicks, bumps and bruises that we are dealing with this morning.

“The only concern would be Barisic, I would say he is a doubt where we are at right now, it is not a big problem there's still a chance he could pull through but we will check it out in more detail this afternoon.

“I thought Calvin was outstanding for someone who has very little experience.

“To come into a game as big as that and perform like he did we are really proud of his performance.

“He has got real interest and attributes right now and he showed them last night which was fantastic and he is in a good place. Every time he has been called upon he has been ready.”