Ally McCoist did not hold back his celebrations as Rangers took the lead in their Champions League clash against Liverpool on Wednesday.
After losing their first three group games, Rangers knew they had to get at least a point to have any chance of progressing to the knockout rounds of the competitions.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side got off to a quick start and took the lead in the 17th minute when Scott Arfield caught a through ball from Ryan Jack and fired into the bottom corner.
At half-time BT Sport showed McCoist’s reaction to the goal and it’s fair to say he thoroughly enjoyed it.
McCoist, who played for and managed Rangers, was delighted with Arfield’s goal as he hugged fellow teammate Rio Ferdinand and punched the air with delight while celebrating with the home fans at the Ibrox.
The 60-year-old could also be heard shouting “Rin da!” as Rangers took on their Premier League opponents.
Ferdinand couldn’t contain his excitement either as the ex-Manchester United defender slammed into the studio window as the ball hit the net.
The goal was well worked out as Rangers pressed high on the pitch to win the ball from Fabio Carvalho before charging forward to score.
Analyzing the goal at the break, Michael Owen praised Rangers for opening up Liverpool and felt it highlighted known weaknesses for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
“It was a beautiful finish but it was a copy of Arsenal’s first goal against Liverpool,” said Owen, referring to the Reds’ trip to the Emirates on Sunday.
“Not the goal but the way they carved their way through midfield, the way they got their men behind Liverpool midfield two.”