Whilst Rangers were dominant throughout the game on Wednesday night, there were some disappointing performances from a few of Steven Gerrard’s men.
The Gers pushed an pushed at Livingston on Wednesday night and deserved to come away with the three points after Alfredo Morelos’ late winner, but not every player in a blue shirt played well at the Almondvale Stadium.
Ryan Kent, in particular, was nowhere near his usual standard, with the former Liverpool man struggling to impose himself against David Martindale’s side.
As per SofaScore, the winger would earn a disappointing 6.4 rating for his display, which was the worst of any Rangers player who started the game, and the joint-worst of any player on the pitch.
Whilst Livingston’s tactics of fouling Kent nearly every time he got the ball will have frustrated the winger and Steven Gerrard, they were effective, as it prevented him from having any real impact on the game.
During his 89 minutes on the pitch, the 24-year-old, who reportedly earns £20k per week at Rangers, would fail in his one dribble attempt and would have no shots on target whatsoever.
This is way below the 1.8 dribbles and 2.4 shots per game he has averaged in the Scottish Premiership this season, emphasising that he wasn’t anywhere near his best.
Kent is usually one of Rangers’ most influential players in attack but he was limited to just 39 touches of the ball on Wednesday evening, the fewest of any Rangers player, including goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who would have 48.
The shot-stopper also completed more passes (48) than Kent (20), which again goes to show just how little he was involved during his time on the pitch, as he has averaged 40 passes per game so far this season.
Despite Livingston’s lack of possession, their right-winger Joshua Mullin would have more touches than Kent and would play three key passes compared to Kent’s zero, so it was no surprise to see him rated so low.
Therefore, it could definitely be argued that the winger’s performance was the one blip on a good night for Gerrard, as his side could now seal the title at the weekend if results go their way.
And, in other news… Forget Morelos: “Outstanding” beast who won 88% of his duels was Gerrard’s ace