How Rangers players rated in 2-0 SPFL Premiership win over Livingston at Ibrox

Steven Gerrard said he would freshen his team up against Livingston on the back of three straight 2-0 wins for the Ibrox side.

Rangers won 2-0 again

He had to make changes anyway with Borna Barisic pulling up against Standard Liege to be replaced by his ‘rough diamond’ Calvin Bassey and added four more from the midweek victory.

Gerrard also had Jordan Jones, George Edmundson and Jermain Defoe at his disposal – the trio were left out of the Europa League 24-man squad, but were available for SPFL duty and the latter showed he has plenty to offer domestically with a key role in both goals.

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It was the Englishman’s shot, on his first start since January, that was pushed out by Max Stryjek and rolled cross goal by Ianis Hagi for Joe Aribo’s tapped opener.

Goalkeeper has been a bystander for much of Rangers last two games but more to do today. Saving off post in first half and saving with his feet in second. Still sharp.

And then the former West Ham man converted with a lovely weighted finish from James Tavernier’s long ball from the right.

Here’s how the Rangers players rated in the Premiership win that extends Rangers’ lead at the top of the league to six points.

Player ratings scale - 10: One of best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: Terrible day at office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of worst performances you've seen.

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Made a big impression as a substitute in midweek and took chance to replace Barisic, but quality of delivery was similar standard. Adept with either foot and more keen to hit the by-line than the Croatian, strength overpowered even a bulky Livingston line-up.
Distribution was first class in the first half and more a facet of play than the defensive duties with Livingston limited.
Defender seemed to be targeted by Livi when in possession and relieved to see a deflection come off the post. JET got the better of him just once, and Englishman was steady reliable enough as usual.
Captain was quieter with most of Rangers attacks coming down the left in the first half but fantastic cross picked out Defoe for the excellent second. Was more involved the later it got and continues this rich form.
Midfielder was so efficient. Busy at the start, Jack began to do more and more running allowing Davis to pick his time and places as required.
Jack was clearly keen for a goal and tested Stryjek twice in the first half, but not selfoish. Alternated with Davis between dropping deep and zipping around the middle of the park.
Nice turns and tricks on the flank in the first half, he was quieter again in the second before being replaced.
Right place, right time for opening goal and added height in attack was useful outlet as well as fleet-footed space creation you expect from the midfielder.
Showed promise he was returning to form against Liege and played vital role in the first. A decent threat when he got involved centrally but on the periphery when out wide.
Striker is not in the Europa League squad but showed what he can offer domestically with a goal of immense quality adding just enough weight to convert. Lasted an hour on his first start since January and was key in both goals.
Tactics and changes have been spot on recently and even with five different players in first half perfromance was enough to win, extend the league lead to six points and cap a great week for the manager at home and abroad.
Mna of the moment after his halfway line goal in Liege, and gioven half an hour to impress. More minutes more important for the returning striker after midweek heroics.
Hasn't had much game time since his double at Motherwell and got another few minutes and speed gave him chance to score on the break before being foiled by Devlin's tackle.
Little time to make an impact for the substitute against his local side growing up.
Not much time to make an impact after coming on late for Hagi