STEVEN GERRARD believes James Tavernier can continue to improve on and off the park as he looks to lead Rangers to silverware success.

The right-back netted his 15th goal of a remarkable campaign as Gerrard's side twice came from behind to beat Standard Liege on Thursday evening.

Victory at Ibrox ensured qualification for the last 32 of the Europa League and attentions now turn back to the title race and the trip to face Ross County.

Gerrard and Tavernier picked up the Manager and Player of the Month awards double for November and the Gers boss said: "He has shown fantastic leadership on and off the pitch at the moment, James.

"I think he is really growing into the role. He wants to improve as a player on a daily basis, which is the most important thing, but he is also aware that he wants to grow as a leader as well.

"I couldn’t be any more pleased for James in terms of his consistency and his goals and assists are always a bonus on top of the performances.

"He is certainly leading by example on and off the pitch.

"In terms of the award as a staff, it should really be called the management team award because everyone puts so much in, not just the management staff in terms of the coaches.

"Behind the scenes there are a lot of staff that push the team and do everything they can to take the excuses away from the team.

"But we wouldn’t get the results without the consistency of the players so they deserve the plaudits and it is an award that is shared around the club."