Football: Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says Kemar Roofe goal was the 'best' he has seen live

An outrageous goal from Rangers striker Kemar Roofe has been labelled as one of the greatest ever goals by manager Steven Gerrard after their 2-0 Europa League win over Standard Liege.

Deep into stoppage time, Roofe, beat three defenders inside his half before shooting from just behind the halfway line.

The ball then dropped over Liege keeper Arnaud Bodart and into the back of the net.

The shot was taken from 54.6 yards (49m), the furthest distance ever for a goal scored in the Europa League.

After the match, Gerrard called it "the best goal I have ever seen live with my own eyes". 

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

"He collects the ball 15 yards outside our box, he is strong for two challenges, he holds the player off with the third challenge and then he actually takes the player on in the worst conditions I've seen. 

"And then, to have the vision, the power and the class to score from 55 yards - I don't think I've seen a better goal and I don't think I will see a better goal."

Roofe downplayed the importance of the goal, with the clip going viral on social media. 

"If the gaffer is saying that it must be a good goal," he says. 

"In the moment, you know what is going on but it is one of those you have to watch back to really understand what it is like.

"It's a good goal - but it doesn't give you extra goals or extra points for scoring that. It is still the same as a tap-in, but I'm obviously really happy." 

Rangers' Scottish rivals Celtic lost 3-1 to AC Milan in their opening Europa League match. 

Meanwhile, English clubs Leicester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur all opened their Europa League campaigns with wins. 

Leicester and Spurs crusade to 3-0 wins over Zorya Luhansk and LASK respectively, while Arsenal claimed a 2-1 win over Rapid Vienna.