Rangers have received plenty of praise in recent weeks for their style of football and positive results.
On Sunday, though, the Gers were dealt a shock when Livingston, who were promoted to the Scottish Premiership at the end of last season, earned a 1-0 victory.
Steven Gerrard’s side failed to find their rhythm on the away turf, with no members of the team really standing out.
Rangers were undone by a single goal from Dolly Menga, who struck in the 34th minute.
Prior to that match, the Gers were unbeaten in four games in all competitions, and this latest setback left them sixth in the table, eight points adrift of leaders Hearts.
After the match, Gerrard spoke to the media and he gave a very frank assessment of what he witnessed on the pitch.
The former Liverpool captain admitted that his side did not deserve to get anything out of the fixture, and some fans were happy with his honesty.
Others, though, completely disagreed when he stated that Livingston were never going to cut his team open.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 30, 2018
They actually did “cut us open with a bit of good play” – and scored.
— RangersMedia (@RangersMedia) September 30, 2018
An honest and frank assessment….refreshing rather than listening to other managers looking for excuses…..simply not at the races today
— Andy (@theboysof609) September 30, 2018
They beat us, move on. It’s not a disaster!
— James (@juicyartifact) September 30, 2018
Maybe by January he’ll realise he should have signed a proper striker or a decent back up and stop relying on other strikers to win matches or score goals when they actually cant
— Alexander Ruane (@zanderroo87) September 30, 2018
Agree with everything apart from they didn’t cut us open that’s how they scored! And saying Kent, tav and candeis where alright no pass marks today x
— Brian (@brianmcf3) September 30, 2018
Stevie g it wasnt a set piece the beat us with it was a 4 possibly 5 pass move and good finish. Not sure why mentioning set pieces quite a bit. Better team win.. We where very very Poor. Not good enough. No fight today ??
— Educator 80 ???✏ (@Educator_80) September 30, 2018
— Madeupnamethatsnotreal (@Madeupnamethat1) September 30, 2018
Absolutely unacceptable. Embarrassing today. 2 pass marks Kent McGregor…the rest should hang there heads in shame.
Manager has to remember league is most important. To be 8 points behind is simply not good enough.
— Just laugh cause your loaded.. (@samboardman99) September 30, 2018
Well said Steve
— Royal Jack (@RoyalJack1872) September 30, 2018