Steven Gerrard admitted Rangers were below par in their 1-0 loss at Livingston.
A goal from Dolly Menga was all that Livingston needed to seal a win against the Steven Gerrard tutored Rangers to move third in the Premiership.
The result leaves them eight points behind leaders Hearts, who they host at Ibrox next weekend.
Gerrard told Sky Sports: “We never had enough quality in terms of crosses, in terms of trying to disrupt their back three.
“When we got into good areas, we either over-hit the cross, under-hit the cross or they defended it quite well.
“In the final third today, we were nowhere near good enough. We could still be playing for a couple of days, I don’t think we’d have scored.
“We’ve had praise and we’ve had a lot of credit. Now we have to take the criticism and when we’re not good enough, I need to tell the players when they’re not good enough.
“They’ve done ever so well so far so I can’t go over the top in terms of criticism but we’ll definitely analyse it and if individuals need to be told or they need to be told as a team, that’s my job to do it.
“The squad’s getting healthy now, there’s a lot of competition. The one thing you don’t want to do now as a player is play your way out of the team.”