Stevenage manager Steve Evans believes Rangers captain James Tavernier possesses the ability to play for the likes of Liverpool or Manchester City.
The 30-year-old scored twice against Braga to help the Gers progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday night, and Evans was full of compliments for the right-back:
“The best plaudit I could give him is he could play for Liverpool if [Trent] Alexander-Arnold was out. He could compete in the Manchester City team. He would suit both.”
Tavernier’s record this season is seriously impressive. 14 goals and 16 assists in 49 appearances shows that he is an excellent attack-minded fullback.
When you consider the fact that he has reached double figures for goals in three of the last four seasons, as well as exceeding 15 assists in every campaign during the same period, his consistency is up there with the very best.
Whether he would have the defensive capabilities to play in a team like Liverpool or City, though, is another question. Gers supporters will simply be happy with him performing week in and week out for the Scottish champions.