It was a frustrating day for Steven Gerrard on Saturday as he watched his team be held to a draw at home against Motherwell, which means they have now gone two games in a row without a victory.
The Gers took the lead thanks to a goal from Fashion Sakala in the 12th minute, but they were unable to hang on to that lead to secure three points.
Despite the result, Rangers remain top of the Scottish Premiership and they do have plenty of confidence heading into this cup fixture, which could provide the distraction they need to get back to winning ways.
Gerrard’s men have already played Livingston this season, with the two teams meeting on the opening day in the league, and it was the Gers who came out comfortable winners.
Goals from Ianis Hagi, Scott Wright and Kemar Roofe helped secure a 3-0 victory, which is a result they will be more than happy to repeat.
Rangers have won the competition 27 times in their history, but it was the 2010-11 tournament when they last got their hands on this particular trophy, having most recently got to the final in the 2019-20 season, where they were beaten by Celtic.
The Gers were able to breeze past Dunfermline Athletic, defeating them 5-0 in order to secure a place in this round, which is the same stage at which they crashed out last year courtesy of St Mirren.
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Livingston will be aiming to go one step further than they did in the 2020-21 tournament, as they finished runners-up after being beaten by St Johnstone in the final.
They were dominant throughout the competition, with Alan Forrest finishing as top goalscorer with seven, and so far they have been impressive once again in the Scottish League Cup.
Unlike Rangers, Livingston were involved from the group stage, and they finished second in that, coming one point behind Raith Rovers