Rangers suffered a 1-0 defeat in Sunday’s Scottish League Cup final as Celtic added yet another trophy to their ever-growing collection. Christopher Jullien’s close-range strike proved enough to separate the Old Firm rivals at Hampden Park.
Rangers will have to go back to the drawing board as they seek to win a first top-level trophy since their demotion to the third division in 2012.
Steven Gerrard’s side wasted a glut of chances and paid the price in the second half when Jullien fired home having looked to be offside when the free-kick was taken.
Alfredo Morelos had an afternoon to forget as his goal drought against Celtic continued – thanks in part to some inspired goalkeeping by Fraser Forster.
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Rangers player ratings vs Celtic
Allan McGregor – 6
Made saves when called upon and had no chance with Jullien’s goal.
James Tavernier – 5
The Rangers skipper has been below par of late and once again failed to shine.
Connor Goldson – 6
Not at his best and spaces opened up between him and Filip Helander as the game wore on.
Filip Helander – 6
Mirrored his centre-back partner’s performance before going off through injury.
Borna Barisic – 6
Made his mark going forward in the first half but faded after the break.
Glen Kamara – 5
Gerrard needed more from the Finland international in the midfield engine room.
Joe Aribo – 5
Struggled like Kamara and, similarly, was hooked as Rangers chased the game.
Ryan Jack – 5
Looked certain to go off after a nasty fall and wasn’t able to fulfil his potential afterwards.
Scott Arfield – 6
Plenty of fight but not enough cutting edge from the former Burnley man.
Alfredo Morelos – 4
Wasted a series of guilt edge chances and missed a penalty to boot.
Ryan Kent – 4
Must do better if he’s to justify the fee which took him back to Ibrox on a permanent basis.
Jermain Defoe – 5
Lively but missed a crucial chance late on.
Brandon Barker – 5
Little impact after replacing Aribo.
Nikola Katic – 6
Replaced the injured Helander and did his job.