Anecdota

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard admits LAUGHING at offers for star man Alfredo Morelos


The Colombian striker has enjoyed a brilliant season so far for Rangers under Gerrard’s management, bagging 25 goals in all competitions. On Wednesday night, the 22-year-old found the net FOUR times as the Glasgow club eliminated Kilmarnock from the Scottish Cup with an eventual 5-0 scoreline. Morelos last appearance before the Kilmarnock fixture was against Aberdeen, and while he was sent off in the game, he still managed to score two goals before seeing red. He does, admittedly, come with his temper issues having been shown 12 yellow cards for this club this season but he has repaid them with his reliable goal-scoring. Such clinical finishing in the box has attracted attention from other clubs, and while the Rangers boss didn’t reveal who had shown interest, he did admit there was more than one bid. When asked what Morelos’ value is, Gerrard said: “It would be very expensive and that is why we have laughed at a couple of unacceptable bids or rumours that have come his way. “We are grateful for all the good players we have got and we are excited by what we are trying to do. “He is a young boy, he has come over here and is enjoying his football. “The fans love him, we love him and we’re trying to help and guide him in the right way. We want him to stay here for a long time and help us be successful.” Rangers are currently second in the Scottish Premiership and eight points behind leaders Celtic, with the title seemingly out of sight for now for Gerrard’s men with just 12 games left. However, the two Scottish giants do meet in the season’s final derby on March 31 at Celtic Park. Celtic are on course for their eight league title in a row if they can keep their momentum up, while Rangers are also on course for their best finish in seven years. The Glasgow club last finished second back 2012, and if they can maintain their position above Aberdeen, they will have made healthy progress under Gerrard. Rangers’ next fixture is against Hamilton in the Premiership on February 24 before a game against Dundee three days later.

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