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#sports activities Rangers ready to go toe-to-toe with Liverpool, insists Giovanni van Bronckhorst

Bring it on! Rangers are ready to go toe-to-toe with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, insists Giovanni van Bronckhorst… after Champions League draw threw up mouthwatering Battle of Britain

  • The group stage draw for 2022-23 Champions League passed off on Thursday 
  • Rangers have been positioned into Group A with Liverpool, Napoli and Ajax 
  • Giovanni van Bronckhorst is set to go toe-to-toe in all six matches 

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst insists Rangers are ready to combine it with Europe’s finest after teeing up a mouthwatering Battle of Britain towards Liverpool within the Champions League.

The Ibrox aspect will go toe to toe with Jurgen Klopp and Co in a gaggle which brings a return to Holland to face Ajax and a swift reunion with £20million summer time sale Calvin Bassey. The last group within the group are present Serie A leaders Napoli.

Rangers sealed their first group look in 12 years by toppling PSV in Eindhoven’s Philips Stadium.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst believes Rangers can go toe-to-toe in the Champions League

Giovanni van Bronckhorst believes Rangers can go toe-to-toe within the Champions League

They have been paired in Group A with Liverpool, last season's runner's-up in this tournament

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They have been paired in Group A with Liverpool, final season’s runner’s-up on this event

Hailing a 3-2 combination defeat as one of many highlights of his profession van Bronckhorst insists the Scottish Cup holders haven’t any intention of going into the Champions League to make up the numbers.

‘Of course you need to be aggressive,’ stated the Ibrox boss. ‘We are right here to compete, we would like to compete with one of the best groups in Europe.

‘It goes to be a tough problem as a result of we’re going to face some large groups in Europe, like we did final yr, however it’s an expertise that I’ll love. I really like that my gamers can have the chance to compete.

‘I all the time keep in mind my first sport within the Champions League with Feyenoord towards Juventus away and the primary 20, 25 minutes I used to be blown away by the extent and the best way Juventus performed in that point.

‘To expertise that as a participant, you have got to be very privileged as a result of not many gamers get the possibility to compete on this degree.’

Group A is rounded out with Dutch giants Ajax and Italian side Napoli heading to Glasgow

Group A is rounded out with Dutch giants Ajax and Italian aspect Napoli heading to Glasgow

Van Bronckhorst will relish a return to his homeland to face an Ajax weakened by the lack of coach Erik ten Haag and the anticipated departure of £80m Brazilian attacker Anthony to Manchester United.

Last season’s runners-up, a Liverpool group that includes Scotland captain Andrew Robertson and former Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, in the meantime, have gained simply two factors from their opening three video games within the English Premier League.

Napoli have gained their opening two video games in Serie A in fashion with Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia already being hailed because the ‘new Maradona.’

Group video games start on September 6, by which period Rangers supervisor van Bronckhorst hopes to have axed striker Alfredo Morelos match and firing.

Pre-match preparations for Eindhoven have been disrupted by the omission of the membership’s report European goalscorer over health and angle points.

The arrival of the Rangers group within the Philips Stadium was additionally delayed quarter-hour by crowds of PSV followers letting off fireworks.

Van Bronckhorst (left) wants his players to relish the challenge of a fiercely competitive group

Van Bronckhorst (left) needs his gamers to relish the problem of a fiercely aggressive group

Extending an olive department to exiled striker Morelos after Wednesday night time’s 1-0 win, nevertheless, van Bronckhorst stated: ‘I feel one of many jobs as a coach is to encourage your gamers for what lies forward and for us it was the Champions League. Of course you have got (to deal) with the fireworks and the day we had.

‘Morelos certified for the Champions League as effectively, he certified for the Champions League as effectively. I feel he’s additionally proud that he sees his team-mates and his membership qualify for the largest competitors on the earth.

‘He continues to be a Rangers participant and I’ll push him the best way I can to get him match and to get the Morelos again that all of us need.’

After watching the sport on tv, Morelos took to social media to specific satisfaction in his team-mates. Heavily linked with a pre-contract transfer to Sevilla the report Rangers goalscorer in Europe now has all of the motivation he wants to get again within the group.

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