Rangers vs Liverpool – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | UCL 2022-23

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Rangers welcome Liverpool to the Ibrox Stadium for the return leg of their 2022/2023 UEFA Champions League campaign.

Venue: Ibrox Stadium (Glasgow)

Key Statistics

Rangers have lost just one of their last 14 games at home (W12, D1).

They have scored 2+ goals in eight of the nine games they have played at home this season. 

The hosts have failed to score in the UEFA Champions League group stage this season while they have conceded nine goals. 

Liverpool have failed to win any of their last five away games this season (D2, L3).

They have kept just one away clean sheet in their last seven competitive games outside of Anfield. 

The visitors have scored in all three of their UCL group games this season. 

Head to head

This is the second meeting between both sides. Liverpool won the first meeting between both sides. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Rangers: W-L-W-W-L

Liverpool: L-W-D-W-L


Rangers will welcome look to win their first UCL game of the season when they host Liverpool at the Ibrox Stadium this Wednesday.

The Scottish side have not been able to transfer their domestic form to the international stage this season, where they are yet to secure a single point or score a goal after losing three games in a row. 

Giovanni Van Bronckorst’s side fell to a 2-0 loss at Anfield last week Tuesday, with goals from Alexander Trent Arnold and Mohamed Salah handing Jurgen Klopp’s side all three points, ultimately sending the Scottish side into fourth place.

But the hosts ran riot when they returned to domestic action against St Mirren last weekend. Goals from James Tavernier, Fashion Sakala and a brace from Antonio Colak handed Rangers all three points as they went up into second place in the Scottish Premiership, two points behind League leaders Celtic.

With zero points from their first three games, Rangers are at risk of missing out on all tiers of the UEFA competitions, unless there is an upturn in form and a return leg win against a struggling Liverpool side may be the catalyst needed to keep their hopes of qualification alive.

However, the Ibrox side will now realistically have their sights set on making it into third place to stand a chance of making it into the Europa League. 

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be hoping to see his side bring their A-game when they welcome Liverpool as they look to secure their first point in the Champions League. 

Possible Rangers starting line-up

Allan McGregor; James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Ben Davies, Borna Barisic; John Lundstram, Ryan Jack; Scott Arfield, Antonio Colak, Ryan Kent; Alfredo Morales.

Injured: Tom Lawrence, John Souttar, Ianis Hagi, Filip Helander, Nnamdi Ofoborh 

Doubtful: Kemar Roofe

Suspended: None 


Liverpool have seen their huge success in recent years come under huge threat this season, with some really poor performances and question marks hanging over the heads of some star players. 

The likes of Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Alexander Arnold have come under fire in recent matches. However, the latter did score a beautiful free kick against Rangers at Anfield last week, which capped off a good all-round performance from the Englishman and Liverpool in general.

Amid their worst start to the season in the Premier League since the Jurgen Klopp era, Liverpool have managed to keep themselves afloat in the Champions League, with two wins in their first three games keeping them in second place behind Napoli.

Liverpool come into this game off the back of a 3-2 loss to Arsenal in the Premier League last Sunday, and the Reds will now look to bounce back from their defeat to Mikel Arteta’s side with yet another win against Rangers. 

The loss against Arsenal was made worse by a suspected injury to Colombian attacker Luis Díaz, who was replaced by Roberto Firmino. Jurgen Klopp will be somewhat satisfied with the news coming from the club medicals, with the likes of Diogo Jota, Ibrahima Konate, Thiago Alcantara and Jordan Henderson all back and fit after missing from action earlier in the season.

Possible Liverpool starting line-up

Alisson Becker; Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Kosta Tsimikas; Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota.

Injured: Arthur Melo, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andrew Robertson

Doubtful: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Luis Diaz

Suspended: None 


Rangers 1-3 Liverpool