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Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard Graciously Shakes Every Villarreal Players Hand After Full-Time

Nasir Jabbar

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Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard Graciously Shakes Every Villarreal Players Hand After Full-Time

Steven Gerrard is a class act and this gesture following his sides draw against Villarreal perfectly proves that sentiment.


After the full-time whistle, Gerrard was stood on the pitch and shaking the hand of every Villarreal player in a brilliant gesture.

Wonderful sportsmanship from the Rangers boss.

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Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA

Last night, his side picked up a great point at Villarreal after going behind twice.

Carlos Bacca opened the scoring for the hosts in the very first minute. Summer signing Scott Arfield leveled in the second-half, with the Spanish outfit retaking the lead through Gerard Moreno.

Kyle Lafferty then equalised to secure a point for the visitors.

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Image: PA

Speaking after the Europa League fixture, Gerrard was delighted with his teams second-half performance.

"We have unbelievable quality. I asked them to just show a little more belief and confidence," he told Rangers TV.

The Liverpool legend added: "But the second-half performance was very strong and we are a good team when we show it, when we believe, and we can create chances against anyone.

"It is a fantastic result and the message is watch the second half and start believing you are a very good team.

"We told them we are capable of hurting Villarreal and the other teams in the group.

"I'm not going to say we deserved to win the game but to come here and put a point on the board, I'd have certainly taken it. This, on paper, is probably the toughest test for us in the group."

Following the clubs European excursion, Rangers resume their league campaign against St. Johnstone this weekend.

Topics: Football News, Football, Europa League, Villarreal, Steven Gerrard, Rangers

Nasir Jabbar
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