RANGERS will have to defeat a team with Mo Salah in it when they face Belgian dark horses Union Saint-Gilloise in the Champions League.

The Ibrox side travel to Belgium next week for the first leg of the qualifier in Leuven before the return in Glasgow.

Union boss Karel Geraerts will be able to call upon Mo Salah against Rangers

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Union boss Karel Geraerts will be able to call upon Mo Salah against RangersCredit: AFP
Fortunately for Light Blues, it isn't the Liverpool superstar!

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Fortunately for Light Blues, it isn’t the Liverpool superstar!Credit: Getty

And they will face a familiar name as Union handed a debut to the 18-year-old namesake of the Liverpool legend in their opening league fixture at Sint-Truiden.

Manager Karel Geraerts admitted: “During his first training sessions with the first team, everyone thought…wow, Mo Salah!

“He has a great name, doesn’t he?

“Our players from England in particular thought it was very amusing. But he’s a good talent and it’s nice to promote players from our youth academy.

“His name always impresses the other team, but he’s used to it by now.

“Mo is his own man and he has shown his talent and character to be promoted to the full squad and he deserved his debut match.

“He’s not in the team just for a laugh, we hope in time he will become a starter.”

Meanwhile, Charlie Nicholas has predicted Rangers will win NOTHING this coming season.

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The Celtic icon believes that despite seven new summer arrivals at Ibrox, the Hoops are still the team to beat.

The former Scotland international reckons the Parkhead side still have more depth and better quality.

He told the Express: “I think Celtic’s squad is stronger.

“Rangers have some good young players coming through but they are unknown and we will need to see how they develop.”

The new Premiership season gets underway this weekend.

Rangers get things underway away to Livingston on Saturday lunch time, with three other games on Saturday.

St Mirren face Motherwell on Sunday before Celtic take on Aberdeen to close out the first weekend of action at Parkhead.

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