Steven Gerrard says there is "no apprehension" or fear about his players being subjected to racist abuse ahead of Rangers' trip to face Sparta Prague.
The 41-year-old takes his side back to the Czech Republic for a Europa League tie, six months after midfielder Glen Kamara was subjected to racist abuse by Slavia Prague's Ondrej Kudela.
Asked if he has any concerns about the threat of racism ahead of their trip to face Slavia's rivals Sparta Prague, Gerrard replied: "No, I have spoke to the majority of my players in the last couple of days and we spoke about the game.
"Glen (Kamara) and Kemar (Roofe), who were affected from the last game, are in a good place and looking forward. Both want to come and put a performance in for the team.
"There is no apprehension as far as I am concerned. I have had assurances that everything is going to be fine."
Gerrard believes the driver of positive change in football around racism and discrimination must come, first and foremost, from those in positions of power.
"Everyone involved in the game, we are always looking for improvements. We are always looking for the powers that be to step forward and show leadership," Gerrard added.
"We know that it is not totally out of the game or eradicated, there is still more work and education to be put in place.
"In my position, you can only talk and say certain things and push and support. It is for people who are in higher places than me that can only make the difference and the change."