STEVEN GERRARD hailed a 'moment of genius' from Kemar Roofe as he scored from his own half against Standard Liege.

The striker made his return to action after an injury lay-off in the Group D opener and marked the occasion in stunning fashion.

Gerrard's side were already on course for victory thanks to a first half penalty from James Tavernier.

But Roofe stole the show in the closing seconds as he won the ball in Rangers' territory and then produced a sublime finish from more than 50 yards.

Gerrard said: "None of my goals were in that league. I think it was a moment of genius.

"I've been lucky enough to watch it five or six times since the end of the game and it's the actual build-up and preparation before the strike.

“He knocks two people off the ball with sheer strength on a very difficult pitch in the worst conditions I've seen.

“Then he manages to take someone on - and to then have the vision and audacity to try the strike in the first place, I just think that's a moment of genius.

“And it's probably the best goal live – and I've been a professional since 1998. Unbelievable strike and he deserves all the plaudits for it."