Steven Gerrard explains why he loves Rangers ace Alfredo Morelos

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers reacts during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in Livingston, United Kingdom.

Rangers earned an excellent 3-0 win over Livingston on Sunday afternoon.

Referee Kevin Clancy and Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers in discussion during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019...

Steven Gerrard has told Rangers TV that he loves striker Alfredo Morelos for his "persistence" in front of goal, after he netted during the Teddy Bears' 3-0 win over Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Stadium on Sunday.

Rangers came into the match on the back of a disappointing 2-1 loss to Kilmarnock on Wednesday night, but avoided a potential banana skin and returned to second with an excellent display and victory.

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A howler from ex-Rangers goalkeeper Liam Kelly saw Ryan Jack score his second ever Rangers goal, before Ryan Kent doubled the Gers lead after the restart - lashing a loose ball into the roof of the net from eight yards.

 

The best of the lot, though, came from Morelos who took the ball round Kelly before finishing superbly well from a tight angle to score his 21st of the season. The Colombian had plenty of chances throughout, but Gerrard was full of praise.

"Persistence. It's a word we use all the time," Gerrard said. "That's what I love about Alfredo. He never gives up and he doesn't stop. He's desperate to score and he's hungry to score.

"That's the reason why he's scored a big number of goals for us."

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in Livingston, United Kingdom.

Morelos has reportedly been the subject of an £8million offer from Patrick Vieira's French outfit OGC Nice, after the Ligue 1 club lost Mario Balotelli to Olympique de Marseille. But Gerrard has reiterated the club has not received an offer.

The former HJK Helsinki man has a contract at Ibrox until the summer of 2022, which puts Rangers firmly in the driving seat over his future. Morelos could be rested on Wednesday night as the Gers face Cowdenbeath on the Scottish Cup.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers vies with Craig Halkett of Livingston during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in...

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