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'My players need to take note of last night': Steven Gerrard believes his players are warned by Celtic's shock Champions League defeat by Cluj as Rangers prepare for Midtjylland test Celtic were knocked out of Champions League qualifying by CFR Cluj at home Rangers are 4-2 ahead of FC Midtjylland in Europa League qualifying second leg Boss Steven Gerrard believe his side must be very alert to avoid a similar upset 

By Andy Newport, Pa

Published: 15:58 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 15:59 BST, 14 August 2019

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Steven Gerrard says Celtic's Champions League exit should be a warning to his Rangers squad.

The Hoops saw their group stage hopes crumble after suffering a shock 4-3 defeat to Romanian champions Cluj at Parkhead.

Gers have Europa League ambitions to focus on and will now look complete the job against Midtjylland on Thursday night.

Celtic slipped to defeat by CFR Cluj and with it elimination from the Champions League

Celtic slipped to defeat by CFR Cluj and with it elimination from the Champions League

Last week's 4-2 victory in Denmark has put the Light Blues in the driving seat but Gerrard wants his men to take note of Celtic's fate and take appropriate action.

He said: 'What last night shows is that European ties are never over, even when you get a positive result in the first leg.

'Some of these teams that people don't know much about - Cluj from Romania, for example, or Midtjylland from Denmark - they carry a huge threat.

'They're so desperate for financial reasons to progress, like most of us, so my players need to take note of last night and make sure we deal with our second leg much better.'

Steven Gerrard believes his Rangers side must take heed after Celtic's upset at Parkheaf

Steven Gerrard believes his Rangers side must take heed after Celtic's upset at Parkheaf

Celtic's damaging defeat to Dan Petrescu's side has dented hopes of Scotland's European representatives being able to enter at a later stage.

With Scotland ranked 20th in Uefa's ranking system, Gers and fellow Europa League competitors

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