Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hailed Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis after the Dons shot-stopper made a number of “world-class” saves against the Gers.

Lewis pulled off a string of great saves against the Ibrox side in today’s Scottish Premiership clash as Celtic’s coronation as champions was delayed by a week.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 02: Joe Lewis of Aberdeen saves a penalty from Scott Sinclair of Celtic during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Ibrox boss lauded Lewis for making life hard for his side – and admitted that it wasn’t the first time the Dons keeper had delivered against his side.

“You’ve got to give Joe Lewis credit. He’s made two or three world-class stops again.” Gerrard told Sky Sports’ live coverage over the Ibrox clash (17:15, April 24th).

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JULY 26: Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis is seen during the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round 1st leg match between Aberdeen and Burnley at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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“He done it to us in one of the Aberdeen fixtures here, he’s a great goalie and he’s made some terrific stops.”

Despite Lewis’ heroics, two penalties from James Tavernier sealed the win for Gerrard’s side and confirmed the Gers’ second-place finish in the table.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 28: Umar Sadiq of Rangers dives in an attempt to gain a penalty under pressure from Joe Lewis of Aberdeen during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and Rangers at Hampden Park on October 28, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Dons face Celtic next weekend at Pittodrie and could now end up playing host to a title party – unless they can beat Neil Lennon’s side.

Lewis has made 47 appearances this season, keeping 16 clean sheets in the process and has been a huge part of the Dons’ success in recent seasons under McInnes.

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