The Rangers could seal their top-two spot in Group D by the end of tonight, but there is no room for self-consciousness for Steven Gerrard.
The iBrokes manager knows that a win tonight will put pressure on his stars for the remaining two games and give them a place to breathe to secure the top spot and the seed they bring.
His way is to Benfica, who three weeks ago got the pressure on team issues from the side he took towards Lisbon, under which the strength is low.
Nicolas Otamendi was redcarded at the start of the game and suspended. Jean-Claire Todibo, Rew Andrew Me Lameda and David Tavares were injured, while Adele Tarabat, Darwin Nunez and Julian Wegel all tested positive for the Covid-19.
But after Luz’s 10 men came back from a 3-1 loss, the Rangers don’t know how to count them despite their problems.
Alfredo Morelos is in a sleek-looking front three with Kemar Roof and Ryan Kent that will sure challenge Lisbon’s side backline.
Rangers: McGregor, Tavernier, Beresic, Goldson, Balogun, Davis, Camara, Arfield, Roof, Kent, Morelos. Subs: Cloflin, Bessie, Lander, Haggi, Eten, Barker, Stuart, Barjonas, Dixon, King.
Benfica: Lait, Grimaldo, Vertonhen, Jardell, Gilberto, Chiquinho, Gabriel, Rafa Silva, Vadsldschmidt, Sefrovic, Everton. Subs: Sveller, Valchodimos, Servi, Goncalves, PG, Bernardo, Araujo, Ferreira, Ramos, Ferro.
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