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Steven Gerrard pleads with Rangers fans to stay away from their mammoth Old Firm clash with Celtic as the club prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ibrox Disaster Ibrox Disaster occurred in 1971 and 66 fans lost their lives in crush at stadium  Club will pay tribute to those who lost their lives on January 2, 50 years ago  Steven Gerrard has asked that fans stay away to comply with coronavirus rules Grief from families resonates having lost his cousin in Hillsborough disaster

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 10:06 GMT, 1 January 2021 | Updated: 10:07 GMT, 1 January 2021

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Steven Gerrard has urged Rangers fans to stay away on Saturday as the club marks the 50th anniversary of the Ibrox Disaster.

The Covid-19 pandemic means Gers chiefs are planning a scaled-back tribute to remember the 66 fans who lost their lives in a crush on January 2, 1971.

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And Gerrard has asked fans not to visit the stadium ahead of Saturday's Old Firm derby with Celtic.

Steven Gerrard has asked Rangers fans to stay away from the Old Firm game this Saturday

Steven Gerrard has asked Rangers fans to stay away from the Old Firm game this Saturday

A small memorial will be held prior to Rangers welcoming rivals Celtic to Ibrox for the clash

A small memorial will be held prior to Rangers welcoming rivals

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