Rangers will play four matches before the end of this month and this includes their derby clash against Celtic at Celtic Park earlier today.

The Glasgow club travel to Belgium in midweek to take on Standard Liège in their first Europa League group stage tie of this season on October 22nd. 

According to RTBF, the Scottish club are ‘naturally aware of the worrying situation’ in Liège caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Rangers would want to spend as ‘little time’ as possible in Belgium in order to lower the risks of Covid-19. 

It’s claimed that Steven Gerrard’s men will not train at Standard Liège’s home stadium a day before the tie.

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RTBF states it’s a ‘surprising choice’ because they believe training a day before the match on the opposition’s pitch is ‘an essential element’ and a ‘first step’ towards ‘taking points the next day’. 

Instead, Rangers will train in Glasgow and arrive in the Belgian city late on Wednesday and the report adds UEFA ‘would not oppose’ such a decision.

The Scottish Premiership side also wanted to conduct the pre-match press conference in Glasgow, but this option was rejected by UEFA. RTBF states Rangers have ‘taken note of this but have yet to confirm anything’.