Steven Gerrard: Rangers must make statement against Hearts

Hearts boss Craig Levein

Craig Levein has guided Hearts to a run of 13 unbeaten games this season

Hearts defender John Souttar will focus on the Ladbrokes Premiership table more than their Ibrox defeat during the global break. If we do not entertain the people, why do we play it?

Jimmy Dunne headed a second half-consolation for Hearts but the Tynecastle table-toppers, who finished with ten men after Michael Smith received two yellow cards, were unable to prevent slumping to their first defeat of the season.

He said: "I thought they were sensational". The team put in a good performance again.

Glasgow Rangers play host to the Scottish Premiership leaders Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon, and they could have midfielder Ryan Jack back to play a part, according to Sky Sports.

A match billed as a clash between the two title favourites failed to live up to lofty expectations with both teams struggling to create clear chances at Anfield on Sunday.

I think the last four days we've had two fantastic results and two top performances.

"Today doesn't heal Livingston, but it was certainly a statement and has blown the title wide open and made it a little bit better looking for us".

STEVEN GERRARD insists Premier League clubs will need to find "loads of money" to take his top stars in January after captain James Tavernier was linked with a move to Brighton.

Despite concrete interest from Brighton, Gerrard has warned that the Premier League outfit will have to offer the Old Firm giants an bad lot of money if they are to lure Tavernier away from Glasgow. But he best go to the owners and ask for an terrible lot of money if he wants James Tavernier.

"But we'll try again, knowing that they have a very good squad but we will go with 100 per cent, so we can try to get the three points".

'It is important for him to score goals because strikers want to score goals. We are still top of the league so we've got to take the positives, we can't dwell on it too much.

The 26-year-old defender has been one of Rangers' best players since moving North of the border from Wigan in 2015. For me, it's a gift. That includes 35 or 40 minutes with ten men.

"I don't think about that (crowd reaction)".

Rangers: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Worrall, Flanagan, Coulibaly, Candeias (Lafferty, 87 mins), Arfield (Halliday, 84 mins), Ejaria (Jack 66), Kent, Morelos.

"Physically we're competing with them and if they want to have a war with us we're having a war and the lads are also showing incredible quality on the ball".

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