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Steven Gerrard hails Rangers' Alfredo Morelos

Scott Arfield of Rangers (C), is congratulated by Alfredo Morelos after scoring a goal in the second half of the game during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox...

Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is delighted with Alfredo Morelos since taking over at Ibrox.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers gets taken down by Peter Hartley of Motherwell during the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard has told Rangers' official website that he and his staff can see a 'massive improvement' in Alfredo Morelos and promised that there's much more to come from him.

The Colombian hitman has been making headlines for right and wrong reasons in recent weeks.

Morelos has scored vital goals which have helped Rangers reach the third round of Europa League qualifiers, including the opener in Thursday's 3-1 win over Maribor at Ibrox.

However, the 22-year-old was sent off in the Gers' Scottish Premiership opener at Aberdeen last weekend for kicking out at Scott McKenna - a decision which has since been repealed.

Nevertheless, Morelos, who joined from HJK Helsinki for £1 million last summer, struggled early on in pre-season and went 11 games without a goal at one point during the 2017-18 season.

 

He hit 18 goals in all competitions last season but, despite being somewhat erratic and inconsistent, Gerrard claims he has seen a big improvement compared to the player that he originally inherited back in May.

He told Rangers' official website: "His attitude has been spot-on. His performances are getting better and better.

"He has worked very, very hard from day one and we can see a massive improvement in the player. He looks happy. He looks like he's enjoying his football and we believe there's lots more to come from the player."

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers walks out to inspect the pitch before the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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