Kevin Phillips has heaped praise on Rangers striker Kemar Roofe after his stunning 54-yard goal in their 2-0 win over Standard Liege in the Europa League.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the 1999/2000 European Golden Shoe winner said the goal will give Roofe’s confidence “the world of good”.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said after the game that it was the best goal he has ever seen live.

In his press conference the day after he labelled the deal that brought him to the club this summer as a “real big coup”.

Football Insider revealed that the transfer was an expensive one for Rangers, with the deal worth over £10million across the four-year contract Roofe signed.

But Phillips has suggested the 27-year-old is worth the money and is only getting better.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

Asked by Football Insider what he made of the goal, Phillips said: “Wow! The bit of skill he does just before the goal reminds me of Beckham at Selhurst Park. Rooney did it as well but that for me…

“A couple of players have tried to kick him, he’s done two or three players and then to have the ability to look up and spot the keeper off his line.

“I am not surprised that Steven Gerrard has said that is the best live goal he has ever seen. That is amazing.

“He is such a good player so that will do his confidence the world of good. I will have to watch that one again because that is unbelievable!”

Roofe’s goal against Standard Liege was his first-ever in the Europa League and his third in a Rangers shirt.

He has played seven times for the Light Blues but missed their last six games with a calf injury.

In other news, it can be REVEALED that Rangers staff have been wowed by an “outstanding” youngster who has been earmarked for a big role.