It is the best goal I have ever seen live: Gerrad | The Daily Star
03:11 PM, October 23, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:19 PM, October 23, 2020

It is the best goal I have ever seen live: Gerrad

Kemar Roofe scored a superb stoppage-time goal for Rangers, bustling past three players from the edge of his own area before lobbing goalkeeper Arnaud Bodart from the halway line as his side won 2-0 at Standard Liege in Group D.

"The goal was a moment of genius -- a world-class moment. I have been playing football professionally since 1998 and it is the best goal I have ever seen live with my own eyes," Rangers manager Steven Gerrard told Rangers TV.

A first-half penalty from captain James Tavernier sent Steven Gerrard's men on their way to victory before a last-minute stunner from Kemar Roofe sealed the three points for the men from Ibrox.

The former Leeds and Anderlecht striker received the ball in his own half and held off challenges from two Liege players before a neat touch sent the forward scampering away from a third.

With the clock winding down, Roofe glanced upwards and spotted Liege goalkeeper Arnaud Bodart off his line and struck a sensational looping shot from the halfway line that sailed past the Belgian and nestled in the back of the net.

 

Accodring to analytics platform Opta, Roofe's wonder goal was hit from 54.6 yards out - the greatest distance of any goal ever scored in the competition.

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